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INTRO BIOLOGICAL(s) - Introduction to Biological Agents...

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1 Introduction to Biological Agents Revised Sept 2010 Joan M. Culley, PhD, MS, MPH, RN, CWOCN
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2 Objectives Discuss the differences/similarities between an intentional biological attack and that of a natural disease outbreak. Identify existing procedures for: prevention, surveillance and response to biological agent attacks. Discuss the factors that make biological agents effective weapons Discuss weaponization Define potential biological agents
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3 The one that scares me  to death, perhaps even  more than tactical  nuclear warfare, and the  one we have the least  capability against, is  biological weapons.”  The Problem? General Colin Powell,  Former Chairman,  Joint Chiefs of Staff
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4 Biological Warfare Definition The use, for military or The use, for military or terrorist purposes of terrorist purposes of living living organisms organisms or material or material derived from them, which derived from them, which are intended to cause are intended to cause death or incapacitation in death or incapacitation in man, animals or plants.
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