September 11, 2002
CDC Bioterrorism Pages: Good source of the CDC’s most up-to-date recommendations
regarding preparedness and response to bioterrorism.
The National Response Team Technical Federal Response Plan (FRP): Provides the
basic framework for bioweapons response.
Incidence Command System (ICS): This site has several good publications http://www.nrt.org/production/nrt/home.nsf/resources/Publications1
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Page: Additional bioterrorism preparedness and response information.
Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program: U.S. military Website for anthrax immunization.
Bioport Corporation: Website of sole U.S. manufacturer of anthrax vaccine.
Biological Warfare and its Cutaneous Manifestations
The Electronic Textbook of Dermatology: Very good biological weapons reference. http://www.telemedicine.org/BioWar/biologic.htm
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA): Military website with information and links regarding biological weapons
Journals: These journals have published many reports regarding bioterrorism. Many of
these reports are available for download free of charge. Access will vary between
journals and publications.
CDC Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Infection and Immunity
New England Journal of Medicine
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
WHO Health Aspects of Chemical and Biological Weapons: WHO’s main pages regarding bioterrorism preparedness and response.
World Health Organization Resources about specific biological weapon agents:
Smallpox: http://www.who.int/emc/diseases/smallpox/ Anthrax: http://www.who.int/emc/diseases/anthrax/index.html VHFs: http://www.who.int/emc/diseases/ebola/index.html Plague: http://www.who.int/emc/diseases/plague/
CDC 2002 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases: Excellent conference with many presentations (available as webcasts) about bioterrorism.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies: Bioterrorism information and resources site.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Resources:
Model OSHA Health & Safety Plan (e-HASP) for Clean-up of Facilities Contaminated
with Anthrax Spores:
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Center for Nonproliferation Studies: Source of information regarding terrorism.
NBC Med.org: Excellent website for up-to-date information and news regarding nuclear,
biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction.
NIOSH Emergency Response page: NIOSH page with important information regarding
occupational aspects of preparing and responding to bioterrorism in the workplace.
Textbook of Military Medicine. Online version of the only textbook of its kind covering
all major agents and considerations of chemical and biological warfare.
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Epidemiology
Epidemiologic Information Bioterrorism on Bioterrorism Homepage: Excellent
compilation of epidemiological, clinical, and educational information regarding anthrax
letter attacks of 2001.
United States Army Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USARICD): Homepage
of U.S. Army’s chemical research and education center. http://ccc.apgea.army.mil/
GAO Reports: http://www.gao.gov/
Search for GAO-03-316 U.S. Postal Service Better Guidance is Needed to Improve
Communication Should Anthrax Contamination Occur in the Future
United State Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases: Homepage of U.S. Army’s biological weapons research and education center. http://usamriid.detrick.army.mil/
Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS): Excellent source
of information and training opportunities regarding responding to radiation accidents
Medical Management of Biological Casualties: U.S. Army’s field handbook, also known as “The Bluebook.”
Access to all web listed web sites was confirmed on September 11, 2002.