Bioterrorism Resources

General Links

Bioterrorism Preparedness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biologic and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response. Recommendations of the CDC Strategic Planning Workgroup. MMWR 2000;49(No. RR-4). [PDF Versions]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. General Smallpox Information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smallpox Vaccine Information.

The Specific Agents of Bioterrorism

The following series of consensus articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Each provides a thorough overview, including the microbiology of the organism, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations, diagnosis, immunization, chemoprophylaxis, and therapy. These articles may be accessed directly on-line by going to the Center for Biosecurity home page (see link above) and clicking on the appropriate disease under the BW Agents section.

  • Anthrax - Inglesby TV, et al. Anthrax as a biological weapon. Medical and public health management. JAMA 1999;281:1735-1745
  • Botulism - Arnon SS et al. Botulinum Toxin as a biological weapon. Medical and public health management. JAMA 2001;285:1059-1070
  • Plague - Inglesby TV. Plague as a biological weapon. Medical and public health management. JAMA 2000;283:2281-2290
  • Smallpox - Henderson DA, et al. Smallpox as a biological weapon. Medical and public health management. JAMA.1999;281:2127-2137
  • Tularemia - Tularemia as a biological weapon. Medical and public health management. JAMA 2001;285;2763-2773

Other Resources

The journal Nature has put together a special online focus on the latest scientific information about anthrax and other potential bioweapons, the pre-publication of two research papers on anthrax toxin, as well as a collection of research, news, and feature articles from its electronic archive. Because of the heightened interest in this area, among both the scientific community and the general public, all material in this feature has been made freely available by Nature.

http://www.nature.com/nature/anthrax

Kempe CH. Studies on smallpox and complications of smallpox vaccination. Pediatrics. 1960; 26:176-189.

Lane JM, Ruben FL, Abrutyn E, Millar JD. Deaths attributable to smallpox vaccination, 1959 to 1966, and 1968. JAMA 1970;212:441-444.

Lane JM. Ruben FL, Neff JM, Millar JD. Complications of smallpox vaccination, 1968: National surveillance in the United States. N Engl J Med 1969;281:1201-1208.

Lane JM, Ruben FL. Neff JM, Millar JD. Complications of smallpox vaccination, 1968: Results of ten statewide surveys. J Infect Dis. 1970;122:303-309.

Neff JM, Lane JM, Pert JP, et al. Complications of smallpox vaccination, I: National survey in the United States, 1963. New Engl J Med. 1967;276:1-8.

Neff JM, Levine RH, Lane JM, et al. Complications of smallpox vaccination, United States, 1963, II: Results obtained from four statewide surveys. Pediatrics. 1967;39:916-923.

Neff JM, Lane JM, Fulginiti VA, Henderson DA. Contact vaccinia-Transmission of vaccinia from smallpox vaccination. JAMA 2002;288:1901-1905.