Bioterrorism and pediatric emergency medicine

Fred M. Henretig, Theodore J. Cieslak

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Bioterrorism as a national threat poses enormous challenges to emergency department staff and emergency medical services personnel, and requires thoughtful planning and preparations. Several issues are special or unique in contemplating this threat as it applies to pediatric victims and the pediatric emergency medicine community. This report reviews some of the general principles of medical preparedness for bioterrorism, focuses on management issues for several of the most feared threats, such as bioweapon threats, and attempts to highlight pediatric issues as applicable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-222
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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