UK Resilience page provides information on emergency planning and support for emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Advice on malicious threats, including chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack, includes: Strategic National Guidance: The decontamination of buildings, infrastructure and open environment exposed to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear materials (January 2011).
The CDC's Emergency Preparedness and Response pages provides information relating to the public health aspects of emergency preparedness and response, including links to specific hazards such as bioterrorism, chemical emergencies and radiation emergencies.
DH Emergency Planning involves making NHS contingency plans and preparing for specific types of disasters and attacks. Key documents on this website include:
The HSE's Biological or Chemical Threats by Post guidelines give advice on practical steps to take when dealing with suspect packages.
The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at University of Minnesota web site is a useful source of information on the Category A agents with comprehensive overviews of the pathogenesis, microbiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis of these bioagents. It also provides information for public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response.
The Center for Biosecurity at UPMC site has disease specific pages with information, analysis, and recommendations related to the agents and diseases representing the greatest biological threats. The homepage contains links to relevant areas and resources including the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism.
Public Health Response To Biological And Chemical Weapons, 2004 The second edition of this book includes chapters on biological agents, toxins, chemicals, food and water safety and principles of protection.
Teaching slides for Smallpox A presentation that includes day-by-day photographs showing progression of disease and also differential diagnosis of smallpox from chickenpox. The page contains thumbnails of 36 jpgs - click on any to enlarge picture and access the presentation.