Written by authorities in infectious disease and disaster preparedness, this one-stop resource covers the relevant theoretical, historical, and pragmatic considerations of viral outbreaks and bioterrorism. It provides an expert overview of this complex area for infectious disease physicians, emergency medicine physicians, hospital administrators, and more.
• Explores the historical context of various agents and potential agents that could be used for bioterrorism, including anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, SARS, and more.
• Discusses the lessons learned from naturally occurring outbreaks that have enhanced preparedness at individual hospitals locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
• Provides forms, checklists, and algorithms throughout - invaluable resources for health care providers and administrators.
• Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource.
Trish M Perl, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland