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and Emerging Diseases CBC-ED
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The Centers for Disease Control has established a Bioterrorism Program to ensure the rapid development of federal, state, and local capacity to address potential bioterrorism events. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control notifies clinicians of serious ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats. Weekly Epidemiological Record. Information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infection International Health Regulations. An international legal instrument that is binding on 194 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO Clinicians Biosecurity Network. Update on Personal Protective Equipment
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Biosecur Bioterror
Development of a comparative risk ranking system for agents posing a bioterrorism threat to human or animal populations. (Sep 2013)
Chest
Methodology: care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters: CHEST consensus statement. (Oct 2014)
Cir Cir
[Emergency and disaster response in critical care unit in the Mexican Social Security Institute: triage and evacuation]. (May-Jun 2013)
Disaster Med Public Health Prep
Rapid disaster victim identification in mass fatality incidents: decision-support tool to facilitate human remains identification. (Oct 2012)
Environ Int
Responding to biological incidents--what are the current issues in remediation of the contaminated environment? (Nov 2014)
Foodborne Pathog Dis
Livestock agroterrorism: the deliberate introduction of a highly infectious animal pathogen. (Oct 2012)
Forensic Sci Int
Carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of factory-produced RDX and HMX. (Jul 2014)
Injury
Major incident triage: comparative validation using data from 7th July bombings. (May 2013)
J Healthc Prot Manage
Violence prevented: the anatomy of a near miss. (2013)
J Korean Med Sci
Scientific framework for research on disaster and mass casualty incident in Korea: building consensus using Delphi method. (Jan 2014)
J Med Assoc Thai
Development of a water-related disaster decision model for nurses in Thailand. (Jun 2012)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Risks and management of radiation exposure. (Sep 2013)
Prehosp Disaster Med
Expedited electronic entry: a new way to manage mass-casualty radiology order workflow. (Aug 2013)
Assessing hospital preparedness: comparison of an on-site survey with a self-reported, internet-based, long-distance tabletop drill. (Oct 2013)
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Targeting ricin to the ribosome. (Jul 2013)
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