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Advisory system colors
Low - Green
Guarded - Blue
Elevated-Yellow
High-Orange
Severe-Red
Category A weapon definition
most deadly
highest mortality rate
ex's: anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox
Category B weapon definition
2nd highest mortality
ex's: salmonella, shigella, e. coli, ricin, typhus, encephalitis
Category C weapon definition
emerging agents - future threats
nipah fever, hantevirus
smallpox transmission
droplets/clothing/bedding
smallpox symptoms
high fever
headache
backache
fatigue, malaise
small papules
smallpox exposure vaccination
up to 4 days post-exposure
smallpox HCW precautions
gown, gloves, mask
standard precautions
cutaneous anthrax
resemble brown recluse bite
decontaminate w/ soap & water
inhaled anthrax symptoms
nonproductive cough
chest pain
sore throat
low grade fever
widened mediastinum x-ray
tx for inhaled anthrax
universal precautions
cipro
doxycycline
symptoms of botulism
progressive symmetric descending paralysis
N/V/D
universal precautions
tx of chemical agents
wash w/ soap & water
cut off clothes, put in bag, send to lab
wash eyes 15 min
symptoms of chemical agents
salivation
urination
sweating
bradycardia
hypotension
collapse/convulsion
respiratory distress
death
tx for sarin gas
atropine
oximes (2-Pam)