The Decontamination of anthrax and other biological agents hearing before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, November 8, 2001. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .S39 2001b
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Pagination126 p. :
Number of Pages126
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LC Control Number2002410517

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The Decontamination of Anthrax and Other Biological Agents THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, A.M.– P.M. RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING Purpose On Thursday, November 8, the House Committee on Science will hold a hearing to receive testimony regarding the decontamination of anthrax and other biological agents from public facilities.

Biological Decontamination. The first step in avoiding contamination by biological agents is to protect your body. Common good health habits help. There is a lot you can do to protect yourself in other ways too.

A number of books and manuals are available on the subject of biological/ chemical decontamination. Get this from a library. The Decontamination of anthrax and other biological agents: hearing before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, November 8, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Science.]. A 10% solution of household bleach is widely used for decontamination of surfaces and tools exposed to biological agents including B.

anthracis spores. However, it requires long contact times (Table 1) to inactivate spores, is corrosive for certain grades of stainless steel, and is highly unstable in the diluted by: 4. B. anthracis spores can be used as a biological Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies agents with recognized bioterrorism potential into three categories: A, B and C.

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Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can occur in four forms: skin, lungs, intestinal, and injection. Symptom onset occurs between one day to over two months after the infection is contracted.

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Any other use is prohibited. Anthrax: An Agent of Biological Warfare Teresa Thiel, Ph.D. University of Missouri-St. Louis As tensions with Iraq have increased, so has the U.S. government’s concern about weapons of war that are based on biological or chemical agents.

One such weapon is the agent of the disease called anthrax. The Air Mobility Command-hosted demonstration of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System (JBADS) several weeks ago, signaled the multi-year project is coming to a close.

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doi: / Chemical and biological warfare agents are continuing threats to the military on the battlefield as well as to civilians in the form of terrorist attacks.

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Anthrax, Smallpox, plague and botulism are examples of this type of biological agent B Type of biological agents that are moderately easily to disseminate, have moderate morbidity, low mortality, potential for major health impacts and require enhancement of CDCs diagnostic capacity and disease surveillance.

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biological or radiological material, using gentle friction, such as rubbing with hands, cloth or sponges is recommended to aid in removal of the contamination. • Rubbing should start with the head and proceed down the body to the feet.

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Some infectious agents have the potential to be used in acts of bioterrorism. Because the threat of biological terrorism continues and children are likely to be affected disproportionately by such acts, pediatricians should be knowledgeable about agents of concern and the surveillance, management, and response systems needed to minimize physical and mental trauma to children.

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Examples include Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) pandemic that occurred inthe H1N1 influenza pandemic that occurred in April and the Ebola outbreak of Table of Contents Biosafety Levels 1 Historical Risk Factors Bacterial Diseases Cutaneous Anthrax 4 Pulmonary Anthrax 5 Gastrointestinal Anthrax 6 Tularemia 7 Bubonic and Septicemic Plague 8 Pneumonic Plague 9 Brucellosis 10 Q Fever 11 Glanders 12 Melioidosis 13 Epidemic Typhus 14 Viral Diseases.

Findings have already been used as a guide to help decontaminate other incidents, including decontamination following the ricin events. The results of this research will help provide state and local leaders, on-scene coordinators, waste managers and others with a guideline for effective decontamination in the event of a biological threat.

The release of nerve gas in the Tokyo subways, the spread of biological weapons, and the anthrax attack of in the United States demonstrate that not only is the threat of such menacing weapons real, but also that we must urgently prepare.

Gruinard Island, off the coast of Scotland, was contaminated in by a test use of anthrax spores by the United Kingdom and the United States; the island remained uninhabitable for decades.

The United States developed anthrax spores, botulinum toxin, and other agents as biological weapons but did not use them. While cutaneous anthrax infections account for about 95% of all human anthrax cases, there are other, more serious forms of anthrax: inhalation, gastrointestinal, meningeal and injectional.

Inhalation (lung) anthrax has initial symptoms that may resemble the common "flu,' including fever, muscle ache, mild cough and chest pain. Written by the world’s leading expert on the Tokyo sarin attacks, Chemical and Biological Weapons and Terrorism is a comprehensive examination of the use, detection, and prevention of chemical and biological attacks.

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Indeed, aerosolized forms of anthrax sprayed over a large population centre or a massed military force are capable of lethality approaching or exceeding that of a nuclear weapon.

Moreover, anthrax can be produced inexpensively, in larger quantities than can other biological warfare agents, and in facilities that are relatively easy to hide. In the Second World War, the Germans did not launch the much-feared biological attack, although they and the Allied forces experimented with the possibilities of using anthrax or other agents.

The UK military tested spore delivery systems of anthrax on. A number of biological agents are highly persistent, especially if the environmental conditions are favourable, and therefore an effective cordon will be required to deny access and prevent further spread.

It should be remembered that patients attending hospital from such a scene will require decontamination before admission.

To protect laboratory workers, the general public, and the environment, as well as to avoid release of infectious agents into the environment, laboratories use a combination of work practices and engineering controls, including decontamination strategies for work surfaces, items, and spaces within the laboratory, to mitigate this : Matthew J.

Arduino. All levels of government and law enforcement are making plans to contain the effects of a terrorist attack using chemical and biological warfare agents.

An important containment strategy is to enable emergency response personnel (e.g., police, fire fighters, etc.) to neutralize the threat using decontamination methods. Book Description. Written by the world’s leading expert on the Tokyo sarin attacks, Chemical and Biological Weapons and Terrorism is a comprehensive examination of the use, detection, and prevention of chemical and biological attacks.

Divided in two parts, one devoted to chemical and the other biological weapons, this book emphasizes defense, decontamination, detection. Decontamination Line” SOG is used to prevent the spread of contamination beyond the exclusion zone (EZ), often called the hot zone; to remove personal protective equipment (PPE) without exposing personnel to contamination; and for verifying the effectiveness of procedures to ensure no contamination.MAJOR CATEGORIES OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS OF NATURAL ORIGIN MAJOR CATEGORIES OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS OF NATURAL ORIGIN CATEGORY EXAMPLES Micro-organisms • Viruses • Bacteria • Fungi • Influenza, Rabies, Hepatitis A, HIV Brucella, Anthrax, Leptospira, Thermophilic bacteria, Tetanus, Mycobacteria (TB) Aspergillus, Alternaria File Size: KB.Biological Agent Decontamination.

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