Biological Agents Bioterrorims Preparedness
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General Information

CDC: Case Definition: Ricin or Abrin Inhalation

CDC: Case Definition: Ricin or Abrin Ingestion

CDC: Toxic Syndrome Description: Ricin or Abrin Poisoning

MMWR: Investigation of a Ricin-Containing Envelope at a Postal Facility—South Carolina, 2003

CDC Webcast: Recognition, Management and Surveillance of Ricin-Associated Illness

Laboratory Information


CDC: Laboratory Response to Suspicious Substances

CDC: Laboratory Testing for Ricin in Environmental Samples

CDC: Chemical Terrorism Event Specimen Collection

CDC: Shipping Instructions for Samples Collected From People Potentially Exposed to Chemical Terrorism Agents