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
Q fever (rickettsia)
Contagious:
No
Mortality:
(if untreated)

0-1%
Incubation Period:
(days)

10-40
Duration of Illness:
(days)

2-14
Existence of Vaccine:
Yes (investigational new drug)
Symptoms:
Fever, chills headache, weakness, malaise, severe sweats
Treatment:
Antibiotics, antimalarials, 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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