Accession Number : ADA545312
Title : NATO Planning Guide for the Estimation of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Casualties (AMedP-8(C)) - Parameters for Estimation of Casualties from Exposure to Specified Biological Agents. Addenda to Allied Medical Publication 8
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Curling, Carl A ; Burr, Julia K ; LaViolet, Lucas A ; Lee, Preston J ; Bishop, Kristen A
Report Date : Jan 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 65
Abstract : The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Medical Publication 8(C), NATO Planning Guide for the Estimation of CBRN Casualties (AMedP-8(C)) currently describes a methodology for estimating the numbers of persons developing illness or dying from anthrax, botulism, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, plague, and smallpox. Five additional biological warfare agents have recently been modeled according to the same methodology; these consist of the causative agents of brucellosis, glanders, Q fever, and tularemia, as well as the biotoxin staphylococcal enterotoxin B. Incorporating these five agents into the published NATO guide will require substantial changes to several chapters of the document as well as three of its annexes. This document presents the text, tables, and figures that will need to be added to AMedP-8(C) if these agents are integrated into the document. Each chapter of this document contains the addenda to one chapter or annex in AMedP-8(C), and sections are written to be consistent with the existing contents of the NATO document. In addition to the addenda themselves, this document provides instructions on where to add each new section to facilitate the process of updating AMedP-8(C) with the five recently modeled agents.
Descriptors : *BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , *CASUALTIES , ILLNESS , ANTHRAX , TULAREMIA , TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS , STAPHYLOCOCCUS , BRUCELLOSIS , PLAGUES , BOTULISM , VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS , Q FEVER , VARIOLA VIRUS , ENTEROTOXINS , ESTIMATES , NATO , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS
Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE