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source reduction in an anthrax-contaminated mail facility.following the 2001 bioterrorist attacks using letters containing bacillus anthracis spores, a number of sites had to be decontaminated. source reduction-the process of reducing biocontamination levels prior to the main decontamination treatment-is a critical step in decontaminating buildings. such activities include the removal of items from a facility either for off-site treatment and reuse or ultimate disposal, as well as the pretreatment of certain surfaces in the facility. in addition, waste ...200920028249
update: investigation of bioterrorism-related anthrax, 2001.this report updates the investigation of bioterrorism-related anthrax and the provision of antimicrobial prophylaxis to exposed persons and highlights cdc assistance to other countries investigating cases of bioterrorism-related anthrax. since november 7, 2001, cdc and state and local public health agencies have identified no new cases of bioterrorism-related anthrax. as of november 14, a total of 22 cases of anthrax has met the cdc case definition; 10 were confirmed inhalational anthrax, and 12 ...200111724158
life on alert. nation remains jittery as threats keep coming. 200111715791
a workflow spatial scan statistic.we propose a modification of the spatial scan statistic that takes account of workflow, which is the movement of individuals between home and work. the objective is to detect clusters of disease in situations where exposure occurs in the workplace, but only home address is available for analysis. in these situations, application of the usual spatial scan statistic does not account for possible differences between home and work address, thereby reducing the power of detection. we describe an exte ...200616453371
update: investigation of bioterrorism-related anthrax and interim guidelines for exposure management and antimicrobial therapy, october 2001.since october 3, 2001, cdc and state and local public health authorities have been investigating cases of bioterrorism-related anthrax. this report updates previous findings, provides new information on case investigations in two additional areas, presents the susceptibility patterns of bacillus anthracis isolates, and provides interim recommendations for managing potential threats and exposures and for treating anthrax.200111699843
trends in drug prescriptions among elderly residents of ontario in the weeks after september 11, 2001. 200212150668
from the centers for disease control and prevention. update: investigation of bioterrorism-related anthrax and interim guidelines for exposure management and antimicrobial therapy, october 2001. 200111757528
wv department of health and human services. information for physicians: anthrax. 200111761656
bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax: can extrapolated adult guidelines be applied to a pediatric population?since the 2001 anthrax attacks, an extensive body of literature has evolved, but there has been a limited focus on the management of pediatric-specific issues. we looked at the symptom complexes of all pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department of our hospital during this period and examined whether their presentations would likely allow current guidelines to be used as potential screening criteria to identify children infected with anthrax.200717437350
screening for inhalational anthrax due to bioterrorism: evaluating proposed screening protocols.eleven known cases of bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax (ia) were treated in the united states during 2001. we retrospectively compared 2 methods that have been proposed to screen for ia. the 2 screening protocols for ia were applied to the emergency department charts of patients who presented with possible signs or symptoms of ia at inova fairfax hospital (falls church, virginia) from 20 october 2001 through 3 november 2001. the mayer criteria would have screened 4 patients (0.4%; 95% c ...200415578409
the loss of innocence. 200111718352
learning as we go: public health, one year later. 200212449917
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