Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how



Easily disseminated/transmitted person->person, high mortality -> public health impact, panic/social disruption, requires action for preparation Category A (High priority)
Moderate dissemination, Moderate/Low mortality, Requires increase in CDC diagnostic capacity, Considered Biological Weapons Category B (Second priority)
Easily available,easily produced/disseminated, potential high motality/morbidity/IMPACT, Preparedness requires ongoing research into detection,diagnosis, treatment, prevention Category C (emerging organisms)
Anthrax A (inhalation)
Botulism A (inhalation)
Plague A
Smallpox A
Tularemia A
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Marburg) A
Brucellosis (Brucella) B
Food safety threats (E. coli O157:H7) B
Q fever (Coxiella burnetii) B
Ricin toxin (Ricinus communis - castor beans) B (percutaneous)
Influenza C
Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis C
Hantavirus C
Salmonella typhimurium B (oral)
gram + rod, soil w/ spores, farm handlers, cutaneous syndrome - skin papules form, rupture, and resolve, inhalation more serious (meningitis, shock)GI uncommon but serious (uncooked meat) vomiting + bloody diarrhea, fluid disreguated (edema, inflammation) Bacillus antracis
ds DNA virus, airborn, sometimes contact spread, incubation 12 days, red spots (enanthem) in mouth, macular rash on skin, micro- Guarnieri bodies in epithelium (pink cytoplasmic aggregates of virus), death unclear - many organs affected; pneumonia and cir Variola major/minor (smallpox)
Gram + rod, rodents,3 forms- pneumonic (cough, hemoptysis), septicemic (hypotension, delerium), bubonic (swollen lymph nodes), fatal w/o treatment or even with due to disseminated intravascular coagulation, endotoxic shock, pneumonia, meningitis Yersinia pestis (plague)
Gram - rod (highly infectious),(rabbit fever)contraction by handling dead bodies, ticks and flies (ulcers), inhalation (pneumonia)antibiotics effective Francisella tularensis
Gram + rod (product of Clostridium botulinum),improperly canned foods, infected wounds, inhibits ACh release (resp failure),Cellulits and gangrene if infected with live bacteriamicro- necrosis, bacteria, neutrophils Botulinum toxin
viral hemorrhagic fever, vascular damage then bleading, reservoir hosts or vectors transmit to humans, deer mice (Hantavirus) west coast,Evola, Marburg, Lassa (Africa)often fatal- disseminated intravascular coagulation RNA viruses (viral hemorrhagic fever)
Protein toxin in castor beans, blocks protein synthesis via ribosomes,diahrrea, organ damage, shock Ricin
Anthrax B-subunit protective factor
Anthrax A-subunit causing cellular water efflux by activating cAMP Edema factor
Anthrax A-subunit protease which destroys mitogen-activated protein kinase kinases Lethal factor
Lesion has necrosis, neutrophils and macrophages, large rectangular gram-positive extracellular bacteria in chains Antrax
Created by: petrocc