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How to Seal Your Home Against Bioterrorism and Pandemic

How to Seal Your Home Against Bioterrorism and Pandemic

Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared several articles on the details of a number of different likely bioterrorism agents. Today, I will finally begin to address how to protect yourself against bioterrorism, as well as any pandemic or widespread chemical threat, by securing your home. This will be a series as well, and to start off with, I will discuss sealing off your home from biological, chemical, and pandemic threats. But first, if you’d like to check out any of the bioterrorism articles you may have missed, here they are: Understanding Chemical and Biohazard Threats Anthrax Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers  Smallpox After […]

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Bioterrorism Guide: Smallpox

Bioterrorism Guide: Smallpox

We are continuing on with our series on bioterrorism today, discussing the threat of smallpox.  It has long been suspected that smallpox, a mostly eradicated disease in the West, could be used by terrorists. Of all the biological agents that could be used as weapons, it is considered that anthrax and smallpox would be the most dangerous. Smallpox has not been present in the US for over 60 years, and the last known case globally was in the 1970’s. However, the government, as well as other Western governments, have still prepared for a large-scale smallpox attack by vaccinating aid workers and […]

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Bioterrorism Agents: Anthrax

Bioterrorism Agents: Anthrax

I recently posted a quick guide to understanding biohazard and chemical threats, and I wanted to dig a little deeper into bioterrorism agents.  Wikipedia defines “bioterrorism” as follows: Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents. These agents are bacteria, viruses, or toxins, and may be in a naturally occurring or a human-modified form. The CDC has three different graduated categories for bioterrorism agents. These classifications, A, B, and C, are distinguished by the severity of the disease and how easily they can dissipate through a population. Category A is the most dangerous, and the diseases […]

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