By Anthony D. Redmond, Peter F. Mahoney, James M. Ryan, Cara Macnab, David Owen

ISBN-10: 0727917269

ISBN-13: 9780727917263

This ABC introduces drugs in parts of clash or usual catastrophe responding to the becoming variety of areas affected.Chapters take care of matters corresponding to earthquakes and landslides in addition to nuclear incidents and organic struggle either nationally and internationally.It covers either logistical making plans and clinical reduction in addition to post-conflict restoration, delivering mental in addition to clinical and public health and wellbeing support.It prepares relief employees for a number of roles in all attainable events.

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Warning signs may include symptoms or death in animals, birds, and insects. Nerve agents can have various long term effects from cardiac arrhythmias to major neuropathies. Cyanide is extremely light and disperses rapidly in the open air but is dangerous at high concentrations in enclosed spaces. Characteristic blistering of skin from exposure to mustard agent. The blisters resolve, but 30% of mustard agent victims have severe, irreversible damage to the skin, eyes, and lungs. Even those lacking these symptoms are at risk of serious future problems.

Diversity of WMD agents The range of potential WMD agents and delivery mechanisms is extensive. For chemical weapons, as well as highly toxic and persistent new agents such as VX, older agents, such as mustard gas, remain highly dangerous and relatively easy to obtain. For biological agents, the key element is rapid identification so that countermeasures can be deployed before the agent is widely disseminated. Biological toxins resemble chemical agents rather than infectious organisms: they can pose major threats, but usually only over localised areas or to poison food or water.

War and public health. Geneva: ICRC, 1996 x Redmond T. How do you eat an elephant? BMJ 1999;319:1652-3 x Ryan JM. The neglected challenge of war and conflict. Health Exchange 2002;Feb:5-7 x Ryan JM, Fleggson M, Beavis J, Macnab C. Fast-track surgical referral in a population displaced by war and conflict. J R Soc Med 2003;96:56-9 James M Ryan is Leonard Cheshire professor, University College London, London, and international professor of surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD, USA; Peter F Mahoney is honorary senior lecturer, Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham; Cara Macnab is research fellow, Leonard Cheshire Centre of Conflict Recovery, University College London, London.

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