Bioterrorism Readiness Plan:
A Template for Healthcare Facilities

Agents of bioterrorism are generally not transmitted from person to person; re-aerosolization of these agents is unlikely 4 . All patients in healthcare facilities, including symptomatic patients with suspected or confirmed bioterrorism-related illnesses, should be managed utilizing Standard Precautions. Standard Precautions are designed to reduce transmission from both recognized and unrecognized sources of infection in healthcare facilities, and are recommended for all patients receiving care, regardless of their diagnosis or presumed infection status 5 . For certain diseases or syndromes (e.g., smallpox and pneumonic plague), additional precautions may be needed to reduce the likelihood for transmission. See Section II for specific diseases and requirements for additional isolation precautions.

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