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TREATMENT OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENT CASUALTIES FIELD MANUAL

ARMY FM 8-284 * NAVY NAVMED P-5042 * AIR FORCE AFMAN (I) 44-156 * MARINE CORPS MCRP 4-11.1C

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENTS OF THE ARMY, THE NAVY, AND THE AIR FORCE, AND COMMANDANT, MARINE CORPS

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CONTENTS

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CHAPTER 1 * INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2 * BACTERIAL AGENTS

CHAPTER 3 * VIRAL AGENTS

CHAPTER 4 * TOXINS

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PREFACE

Purpose

This publication serves as a guide and a reference for trained members of the Armed Forces Medical Services and other medically qualified personnel on the recognition and treatment of biological warfare (BW) agent casualties. Information contained in this publication may also be relevant for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with naturally acquired diseases or illnesses due to pathogens with BW potential.

Scope

a. This publication—

(1) Classifies and describes potential BW agents.

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