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Emergency department response to the deliberate release of biological agents
  1. J E Ollerton
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr J E Ollerton
 Department of Trauma, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW 1871, Australia;


Bioterrorism is the use of biological agents outside the arena of war. Its purpose is to disrupt civilian life. This article investigates the role of the emergency department in the event of an act of bioterrorism.

  • bioterrorism
  • decontamination
  • biological agents
  • BW, biological warfare
  • PPE, personal protective equipment

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