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Bioterrorism. Implications for the occupational and environmental health nurse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11760706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Bioterrorism is the intentional release of a biological agent--bacterial, viral, or genetically altered--to instill fear or create chaos, massive casualities, illness, and death in humans, animals, or plants. 2. The threat of bioterrorism is real. Although every community is vulnerable, terrorists seek densely populated, highly visible targets. 3. Occupational and environmental health nurses must to be able to recognize and report signs and symptoms of an early bioweapons outbreak in their workplaces and communities. Only thorough preparedness and planning will result in effective mitigation and treatment. 4. The Bioterrorism Readiness Plan (at and is a template for health care professionals to help plan a realistic response to bioterrorism. It serves as a tool for successful collaboration and communication among all disciplines and public health agencies for the best possible outcomes.
L J Gwerder; R Beaton; W Daniell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0891-0162     ISO Abbreviation:  AAOHN J     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-11     Completed Date:  2002-02-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608669     Medline TA:  AAOHN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  512-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Highline Community Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anthrax / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Bioterrorism / prevention & control*,  statistics & numerical data,  trends
Cooperative Behavior
Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data
Information Services
Nursing Assessment / methods
Occupational Health Nursing / methods*
Patient Care Team / organization & administration
Population Surveillance / methods
Public Health Practice*
Smallpox / epidemiology,  prevention & control
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support
5T42/CCT010418-06/CT/CIT NIH HHS

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