Biological

 
 

Biological Weapons

There are five microbial agents that experts agree might be used as biological weapons. For a more complete description of each, appropriate to public health, click on the name of the disease.
Biological Symbol

Mode of Spread
as weapon

Contagious

Incubation
period

Symptoms

Vaccine

Treatment

ANTHRAX

Aerosol

No

Within 7 days

Fever, malaise, fatigue, occasional cough and chest discomfort evolving into severe respiratory distress

Yes, but not for the public. Used only by the military

Antibiotics, if administered prior to symptom onset

Expert opinion:

"It is deadly.  It's one of a few pathogens that forms spores that are hardy and resistant to environmental stresses."
- Ramond Zillnskas, Senior scientist at the Monterey Institute of International studies.

SMALLPOX

Aerosol

Yes; last diagnosed case occurred in Somalia in 1977

Averages 12-14 days

Acute onset of fever, headache, abdominal pain and severe muscle aches; rash later appears, scabs over and forms pits and scars.

Yes, exists in laboratories but not used anywhere in the world

No treatment for virus. Hospital care and antibiotics for secondary infection

Expert opinion:

"It has the potential to spread uncontrollably around the world.  It's hard to believe a nation would supply such a virus to a terrorist."
- Ramond Zillnskas

BOTULISM

Aerosol, sabotage of food supply or water supply

No

12 to 72 hours

Double or blurred vision, speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth and associated sore throat, muscle weakness; may progress to paralysis of the arms, trunks and legs.

Yes, but not for the public. Used for lab workers and the military

Ventilator to aid breathing; antitoxins can halt disease progress and shorten symptoms

Expert opinion:

"To weaponize it, for a mass effect, is not easy to do."
- Frank Cillufo, terrorism expert at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, DC

TULAREMIA

Aerosol

No

1 to 14 days

Weight loss, fever, chills, fatugue, chest discomfort, dry cougth; swollen lymph nodes

Yes, but not for the public. Used for lab workers 

Antibiotics 

Expert opinion:

"It is very infectious... The organism is very small and it can stay in the air for a very long time."
- Lee Borenstein, microbiologist in Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory molecular epidemiology department

PNEUMONIC PLAGUE

Aerosol

Yes

1 to 6 days

High fever, chills, headache, cough with bloody sputum, severe pneumonia and sepsis

No known effective vaccine 

Antibiotics may help if administered early

Expert opinion:

"The agents that concern me are the ones that can spread from person to person.  Pneumonic plague is a major risk for spreading, by spittle or a cough."
- Lee Borenstein

Chart taken from http://www.ph.ucla.edu/EPI/bioter/microbialweapons.html
 

Protection

During a Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical emergency all reliable sources say to find a room with as few doors and windows as possible.  This room should be already stocked with emergency supplies such as water, food, batteries, flashlights, bedding, emergency radios, and plastic sheeting and duct tape for sealing the windows and doors.  If it is a Nuclear or radiological emergency, the room should be low in the building.  If it is Chemical emergency, they say the higher the room in the building the better. 

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