Avoiding Armageddon
WMD: A Primer

Biological Weapons
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Chemical Weapons

Nuclear Weapons

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Biological Weapons
Anthrax Plague Tularemia Q fever Smallpox Botulinum Ricin
Anthrax (bacterium) Inhalational
Contagious:
No
Anthrax
Mortality:
(if untreated)

90-100%
Incubation Period:
(days)

1-7
Duration of Illness:
(days)

3-5
Existence of Vaccine:
Yes
Symptoms:
Fever malaise, fatigue, cough, difficulty breathing, toxemia, cyanosis, terminal shock
Treatment:
Antibiotics, supportive care

† Effective medical treatment varies with each individual patient and with the circumstances of exposure. For more information consult your personal physician or a medical professional.

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