Bubonic plague is a infectious disease that can be transmitted between species, circulating primarily among small rodents and their fleas. Symptoms of bubonic plague include an infection of the lymph glands which become swollen and painful. After being infected by a bite from an infected flea, bacteria infects the lymph nodes where they begin to [...]
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Gas mask is also known as personal protective equipment or PPE. The protective equipment was first invented in ninth century by the Banu Musa brothers in Iraq. A gas mask is a device used to prevent an individual from inhaling harmful gases, toxic chemicals, biological agents, bacteria, viruses, vaporized poisons and microscopic particles.
H5N1 (Avian Flu) H5N1 (avian flu) is a highly contagious virus found in wild aquatic birds, domestic poultry, and other animal species. Although avian flu viruses do not usually infect humans, nearly 600 cases of human H5N1 have been reported worldwide since 2003.
The H1N1 Swine Flu is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. The virus is spread from person to person in the same way that regular seasonal influenza and common colds spread. The USDA reminds consumers that all meat and poultry product are safe to eat when properly prepared and cooked.
Biological Threat Visual Guide Download the Biological Threat Visual Guide. Symptoms If a family member develops any of the symptoms below, keep them separated from others if possible, practice good hygiene and cleanliness to avoid spreading germs, and seek medical advice.
Overview Download the fact sheet from the National Academies and DHS. Biological Threat Visual Guide Download the Biological Threat Visual Guide. A biological attack is the deliberate release of germs or other biological substances that can make you sick. Many agents must be inhaled, enter through a cut in the skin or be eaten to [...]
British food critic Toby Young once remarked of one of the dishes produced by a Top Chef contestant that it was a “weapon of mass destruction.” The contestant swallowed a bit hard on that critique, but when it comes to the real, workaday world, invisible little critters can indeed become “weapons of mass destruction” before [...]