Special Pathogens of Concern

.This course facilitates learners to describe pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit and to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. Participants will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses.

Biological Hazards

A reference guide on these biological hazards: Anthrax, Brucellosis, Q-fever, Glanders and Melioidosis, Plague, Tularemia, Bacillus anthracis PPE Wash Water Decontamination, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever (including Ebola and Marburg), Smallpox, Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Botulism, and Ricin poisoning.