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Bioterrorism is a form of terrorism where there is the intentional release of biological agents such as viruses, germs, or bacteria. Diseases caused by bioterrorism agents include anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, brucellosis, food poisoning, Q fever, ricin toxin poisoning, cholera, epidemic typhus, viral encephalitis, XDR TB, and MDR TB.

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      • How effective is the flu vaccine?
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      • What is the bird (avian) flu?
      • Do antiviral agents protect people from the flu?
      • What medications treat the flu?
      • Is it safe to get a flu shot that contains thimerosal?
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    • Melioidosis Melioidosis (Whitmore's disease) is an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria. Symptoms include...learn more »
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      • Melioidosis facts
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    • Meningitis Encephalitis is a brain inflammation that causes sudden fever, vomiting, headache, light sensitivity, stiff neck and back,...learn more »
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      • What is encephalitis?
      • What causes encephalitis?
      • What are encephalitis symptoms and signs?
      • Is encephalitis contagious?
      • Is it possible to prevent encephalitis? Is there an encphalitis vaccine?
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      • What causes meningitis?
      • What are meningitis symptoms and signs?
      • What is encephalomyelitis?
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      • What is E. coli
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      • What is the treatment for E. coli 0157:H7?
      • What are the complications of infection with E. coli 0157:H7?
      • How do people contract E. coli 0157:H7 infections?
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      • What is anthrax?
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      • How is anthrax contracted?
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      • How long is the incubation period with anthrax?
      • What kinds of diseases does anthrax cause?
      • How is the diagnosis made of anthrax?
      • How is anthrax treated?
      • How can anthrax be prevented?
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