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Introduction to Anthrax Awareness Training

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What is anthrax?

picture of Antrax spores

 

Bacillus anthracis

 

What are the symptoms of anthrax?

 

 

 

How does infection occur?

Anthrax infection can occur in three forms:

  1. Cutaneous

A cutaneous anthrax vesicle

A cutaneous anthrax vesicle

  1. Inhalation
  2. Intestinal

 

Spreading Anthrax

Can anthrax be spread from person-to-person?

How anthrax attacks diagram

Is there a way to prevent infection?

Who should get vaccinated against anthrax?

Is there a treatment for anthrax?

 

How to Recognize Suspicious Packages and Letters

 

FBI Anthrax Advisory

Responding to UNOPENED Suspicious Package

Responding to OPENED Suspicious Package

 

 

 

When Anthrax Spills Out

If a Powder Spills Out

If You Suspect Aerosolization

Finally

 

 

 

 

Now that you have reviewed the Anthrax Awareness Training, it is time to complete the learning evaluation exercise. If you are ready, Begin.

Anthrax Exposure and Awareness

1.

You have just received a letter that is a little heavy and lopsided, has excessive postage, and is addressed to "The Manager". What should you do with this letter?

A.Give it to the manager of the building.
B.
Open it to see what is in the letter.
C.
Throw it in the trash and tell no one.
D.
Treat the letter as suspecious, evacuate the area, and call 911.

2.

True or False? Direct person-to-person spread of Anthrax is extremely unlikely to occur.

A.True
B.
False
C.

D.

3.

If you suspect aerosolization of Anthrax, you should ___________.

A.Turn on the fans and ventilation system
B.
Stay in the area until emergency responders arrive
C.
Dial 911 and report the incident
D.
Shake the envelope and make sure there is no more powder

4.

True or False? Communicability is not a concern in managing or visiting with patients with inhalation Anthrax.

A.True
B.
False
C.

D.

5.

Which form of Anthrax infection is usually fatal?

A.Retinal
B.
Cutaneous
C.
Inhalation
D.
Intestinal

6.

If powder spills out of a suspecious letter, what should you not do?

A.Clean up the powder.
B.
Cover the contents immediately.
C.
Leave the room and secure the area.
D.
Make a list of others who have been potentially exposed.

7.

An inhalation Anthrax infection is an infection of the _________.

A.Skin
B.
Lungs
C.
Intestine
D.
Eyes

8.

An unopened letter/package does not pose a health threat unless _______________.

A.it is heavy
B.
it is leaking material
C.
it is making a hissing noise
D.
you mishandle it

9.

When are antibiotics no longer helpful to those infected with Anthrax?

A.When Anthrax enters the lungs.
B.
When spores collect in the lymph nodes.
C.
When the toxins released by the spores have circulated through the body.
D.
When the spores have formed a cyst on the skin.

10.

An acute, infectious disease caused by a spore forming bacterium is called what?

A.Bacillium.
B.
Virus.
C.
The common cold.
D.
Anthrax.

 

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