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ANTHRAX INFO

How do we cope with the current bioterrorism threats? Is any research available to guide us? What do we need to know to protect ourselves and our children? Here you can find an annotated guide to Web links on anthrax, a glossary of the terms critical to a basic understanding of infectious disease, links to practical instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Postal Service, and K-12 lesson plans for teachers.

BIOTERROR, BACTERIA, AND DRUGS: A PERSONAL VIEW

In first half of the 20th century, the world was a more dangerous place than the world we know. Everyone knew someone who died of infectious disease. My mother was terrified of bacteria, with reason. My grandmother died of tuberculosis when my mother was just 12. more. . .

CONSENSUS
RECOMMENDATIONS

In 1999, a working group of 21 infectious disease specialists from government, military, medical, and public health institutions published a consensus of recommendations for the management of anthrax following its use as a weapon. The group's recommendations followed a review of 30 years of published research on anthrax. more. . .

New: Update to Consensus Anthrax As a Biological Weapon, 2002: Updated Recommendations for Management

About This Site. The goal here is to improve public access to common sense information about anthrax, bioterrorism, and infection control. I hope the site may be useful to the general public as well as to teachers and those who work in the media.

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