Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

NATO HANDBOOK ON
THE MEDICAL ASPECTS
OF NBC DEFENSIVE
OPERATIONS
AMedP-6(B)

PART II - BIOLOGICAL

Table of Contents


LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

SECTION I - DEFINITIONS

101. Purpose

SECTION II - HISTORICAL

102. Historical Perspective

SECTION III - FACTORS INFLUENCING USE OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

103. Scope of the Problem

104. Characteristics of Biological Agents

105. Classifications

106. Dissemination

CHAPTER 2 - RECOGNITION

SECTION I - INTRODUCTION

201. Overview

SECTION II - EPIDEMIOLOGY

202. Difficulties in Detection

203. Attack Indicators

204. Additional Attack Indicators

SECTION III - SAMPLE COLLECTION

205. Diagnosis

206. Environmental Sampling

207. Sampling Principles

SECTION IV - IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIFIC BW AGENTS

208. Identification Methods

SECTION V - PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS

209. Psychological Impact

210. Effect on Individuals

211. Psychological Operations

212. Countermeasures

CHAPTER 3 - DEFENSE

SECTION I - INTRODUCTION

301. General

302. Sanitation

303. Food and Water Sanitation

SECTION II - WARNING AND DETECTION

304. Detection

SECTION III - PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

305. Individual Protection

306. Collective Protection

SECTION IV - IMMUNOPROPHYLAXIS AND CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS

307. Immunoprophylaxis

308. Chemoprophylaxis

CHAPTER 4 - MANAGEMENT

SECTION I - INTRODUCTION

401. Management Approach

SECTION II - CASUALTY DECONTAMINATION

402. Decontamination of Exposed Personnel

SECTION III - TREATMENT

403. Principles of Treatment

SECTION IV - PROTECTION OF HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL

404. Use of Barrier Techniques

405. Potential Biological Hazards

SECTION V - HANDLING OF CONTAMINATED REMAINS

406. General Considerations

407. Risk Avoidance Procedures

SECTION VI - MASS CASUALTY MANAGEMENT

408. Basic Care Provisions

409. Facilities

410. Equipment

411. Level of Care

412. Staggered Effect of Biological Agents

413. Effective Duty Period

414. Employment of Physicians

415. Psychological Considerations

ANNEX A - MEDICAL CLASSIFICATION OF POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS

ANNEX B - CLINICAL DATA SHEETS FOR SELECTED BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

ANNEX C - POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL AGENTS OPERATIONAL DATA CHARTS

ANNEX D - PATIENT MANAGEMENT CHARTS

REFERENCES

GLOSSARY



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