Bioterrorism and Public Health (eMedguides Series): An Internet Resource Guide

Bioterrorism and Public Health (eMedguides Series): An Internet Resource Guide

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by John G. Bartlett, Tara O'Toole, Michael Mair, Thomas V. Inglesby
     
 

This unique reference directs readers to the most useful web sites on biological and chemical agents. It will help government officials, cl inicians, public health professionals, and consumers alike quickly zer o in on the best sources of accurate and reliable information. The gu ide covers a range of web sites that addresses the information needs o f many

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This unique reference directs readers to the most useful web sites on biological and chemical agents. It will help government officials, cl inicians, public health professionals, and consumers alike quickly zer o in on the best sources of accurate and reliable information. The gu ide covers a range of web sites that addresses the information needs o f many different groups. For example, clinicians are alerted to which sites provide guidelines on treatments and vaccinations. Federal, lo cal, and state officials involved in either preventing bioterrorism at tacks or responding to attacks will find a multitude of sites to aid i n policy development. In addition, Bioterrorism & Public Health provi des legislators, prosecutors, and attorneys the most useful sites for their work on legal issues surrounding bioterrorism. And mental healt h professionals will discover resources to aid them in their counselin g of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. Save hours of time searching the Internet for reliable, accurate sources of information on biological and chemical warfare! Bioterrorism and Public Health: An Internet Resource Guide features reviews of hundreds of the most reliable sites. Distinguished bioterrorism preparedness experts John G. Bartlett, M.D., Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as Tara O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H. and Thomas V. Inglesby, M.D., of The Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies have assessed these reviews to ensure that you are receiving the best guidance possible. A sample of the types of sites that are profiled: *General information on bioterrorism, agricultural biowarfare, chemical warfare, and waterborne biowarfare *Diseases-anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, Q fever, tularemia, viral hemorrhagic fever, brucellosis, and more *Topical search tools-CDC, AMA, MEDLINEplus, National Library of Medicine *Guidelines and consensus statements -AMA, U.S

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Two new books from the publisher of the Physicians Desk ReferenceR offer health information on biological and chemical agents that pose a threat to public safety. Bioterrorism and Public Health focuses on describing more than 500 web sites sponsored by government and public health agencies as well as educational institutions and research centers such as the Johns Hopkins Center for Biodefense Strategies. Health advisories and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on biologicals ranging from anthrax to smallpox are also included. News sites, policy guidelines, hazmat (hazardous materials) and decontamination information, and general resources all are rated from one to three apples depending on depth of coverage. Most resources are given a one-paragraph description, rating, and URL. The index is excellent for locating any of the huge number of sites listed by name but doesn't cross reference. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
A guide for general readers, public policy makers, and public health professionals, describing over 500 Web sites for government agencies, organizations, research centers, and clinical and public health information sources. Recent information is also provided from the Office of Public Health Preparedness, Centers for Disease Control, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A guide for general readers, public policy makers, and public health professionals, describing over 500 Web sites for government agencies, organizations, research centers, and clinical and public health information sources. Recent information is also provided from the Office of Public Health Preparedness, Centers for Disease Control, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563634277
Publisher:
Physicians Desk Reference Inc
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
eMedguides Series
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.69(d)

What People are saying about this

Jonathan E. Fielding
This very timely guide contains authoritative information culled from CDC Advisories and Guidelines as well as the most common questions and answers on all aspects of bioterrorism from agents to development of response plans. Even more valuable for many public health practitioners is the extensive, well-organized listings and succinct informative descriptions of a wide range of Web-based resources on both biological and chemical terrorism. For public health practitioners at all levels, here is quick, reliable access to the right information for our rapidly evolving needs.
— Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics UCLA School of Public Health and Medicine
Christopher P. Holstege
The concept behind this book is unique. Chapter three provided a concise resource describing the various governmental programs involved with terrorism response, especially in regards to the history and purpose of each. The complete listing of websites pertaining to potential terrorist agents is impressive. My staff and I have frequented many of these sites since reviewing your book.

I certainly endorse this book as a useful, rapid reference guide.
— Christopher P. Holstege, M.D., Medical Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine University of Virginia

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Bioterrorism and Public Health (eMedguides Series): An Internet Resource Guide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great reference material for those in search of governmental response plans and general reference material. The amount of reference information is a bit overwhelming but the book, in general, provides some excellent guidance for those in need of such critical information. Rob Marenich COO, PRODEO BioTerrorism response and planning