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Jim Hawley, Manager
Lincoln County
Emergency Services

Lincoln County Courthouse
225 West Olive St., Room 103
Newport, OR 97365
Office Phone: (541) 265-4199


Mike Bamberger, Coordinator
Benton County
Emergency Services

180 NW Fifth St.
Corvallis, OR 97330
Office Phone: (541) 766-6864
Fax Number: (541) 766-6052


Jim Howell, Coordinator
Linn County
Emergency Services

1115 Jackson St. SE
Albany, OR 97321
Office Phone: (541) 967-3911
Fax Number: (541) 967-8169

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Emergency Information:
  American Red Cross logo and national web site Hyperlink   Oregon Trail Chapter, Portland
Hood River Chapter, Hood River
Eastern Oregon Chapter, Baker City
Mid-Valley Chapter, Albany
Lane County Chapter, Eugene
Klamath Lake Chapter, Klamath Falls
Rogue Valley Chapter, Medford

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ADULTS: 15 compressions / 2 breaths
Children & Infants: 5 compressions / 1 breath

Emergency & Hospital Medical Care:

Hyperlink to Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) Bloodborne pathogens. - 1910.1030

"A bioterrorism attack
in Oregon is unlikely,
but we need to be ready."

— Grant Higginson, M.D.
Oregon Department of Human Services

Centers for
Disease Control:

Federation of
American Scientists:
BioWar Agents
Anthrax Guidelines
CBW Special Weapons

Journal of the
American Medical Association:
Botulinum Toxin

Johns Hopkins:
Botulinum Toxin

Chronological History
of Biological Warfare
and Terrorism

The Biological
Terrorism Response Manual

by Paul P. Rega M.D., FACEP

BioTerry.com Anthrax

Gram-positive anthrax bacilli in a peripheral blood smear from a rhesus monkey that died of inhalational anthrax. Illustration from Anthrax as a Biological Weapon - Medical and Public Health Management in (JAMA. 1999;281:1735-1745)  Reprinted with permission from Zajtchuk and Bellamy.   1999 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.  Hyperlink to JAMA Consensus Statement.
Bacillus anthracis

What to do if you receive an envelope or package suspected to contain anthrax or other biological agents

The Dalles, Oregon was the site of the first biological-weapon attack in the United States when followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh contaminated drinking glasses and salad bars with salmonella typhimurium in 1984. Nobody died, but 751 people came down with the nausea, severe diarrhea, chills, fever and dizziness that mark salmonella poisoning.

The group's aim was to incapacitate residents of the town so they would be unable to vote in an upcoming election. The Rajneeshees expected the election of county commissioners would have an impact on land-use decisions that would thwart their controversial plans to build new international headquarters for the Indian guru on a large ranch the group purchased near Antelope, Oregon.

In April 1979, an anthrax outbreak in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, 850 miles east of Moscow, killed 66 of 94 infected people. The first victim died after four days; the last one died six weeks later. The Soviet government claimed the deaths were caused by intestinal anthrax from tainted meat. It was not until 1992 that Russian President Boris Yeltsin admitted the outbreak was the result of military activity at a Soviet biological weapons facility located in the city.

Centers for Disease Control
CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response
Center for the Study of Bioterrorism & Emerging Infections
Johns Hopkins University Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bioterrorism References
U.S. Army Medical NBC Online Information Server
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Oregon Health Division Emergency Medical Services
Oregon Health Division Center for Environment and Health Systems
Oregon Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response
Oregon Bioterrorism Fact Sheet
Oregon Emergency Management

Biological Warfare and its Cutaneous Manefestations,
by Thomas W. McGovern, MD, MAJ, MC and George W. Christopher, LTC, USAF, MC
CBRNE - Biological Warfare Agents,
by Daniel J. Dire, MD, FACEP, COL, MC, USAR; coauthored by David A Long, MD; Lance D. Williams, MD; and Thomas W. McGovern, MD
Consequence Management: Domestic Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Chris Seiple in Parameters, Autumn 1997, pp. 119-34, U.S. Army War College
Terrorists, WMD, and the US Army Reserve, by Charles L. Mercier, Jr. in Parameters, Autumn 1997, pp. 98-118, U.S. Army War College

Terrorism: Haz-Mat with an Attitude, by Lt. Steve Weliver, Waterloo (Iowa) Fire Rescue
Emergency Response to Chemical/Biological Terrorist Incidents, by Clark L. Staten, Executive Director Emergency Response & Research Institute

The Specter of Biological Weapons, by Leonard A. Cole in Scientific American
Anthrax as a Biological Weapon - Medical and Public Health Management, by Thomas V. Inglesby, MD; Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH; John G. Bartlett, MD; Michael S. Ascher, MD; Edward Eitzen, MD, MPH; Arthur M. Friedlander, MD; Jerome Hauer, MPH; Joseph McDade, PhD; Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH; Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH; Gerald Parker, PhD, DVM; Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc; Philip K. Russell, MD; Kevin Tonat, PhD; for the Working Group on Civilian Biodefense in (JAMA. 1999;281:1735-1745)
Rx Against Terror, by Melissa Hendricks in Johns Hopkins Magazine

The Israel Defense Force provides extensive online information concerning Civil Defense, and Protected Space/Shelters, Medical Q & A and Biological Weapons Q & A among other relevant topics.

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Download Treatment of Chemical Agent Casualties . . . FM 8-285

10/17/01: For adults, the CDC-recommended doses for anthrax patients are 500 milligrams of Cipro twice a day for 60 days; or 100 mg of doxycycline twice a day for 60 days; or 500 mg of amoxicillin three times a day for 60 days. The CDC recommendations warned that pregnant women were recommended to take only amoxicillin, not the other drugs; doxycycline was the first choice for the elderly; and children need special doses based on their weight. Penicillin dosages are under consideration.

10/17/01: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov has approved three antibiotics to treat anthrax: Penicillin, Doxycycline and Ciprofloxacin.

Nurses's PDR Resource Center:
Amoxicillin,   Ciprofloxacin,   Doxycycline,   Penicillin

Amoxicillin,   Ciprofloxacin,   Doxycycline,   Penicillin

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