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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003


Detecting Bioterror Attacks by Screening Blood Donors: A Best-Case Analysis

Edward H. Kaplan*Comments to Author , Christopher A. Patton†, William P. FitzGerald†, and Lawrence M. Wein‡
Author affiliations: *Yale School of Management and Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; †American Red Cross, Arlington, Virginia, USA; ‡Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

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Table 1

Incubation periods from infection through symptoms for Centers for Disease Control category A agents

Agent Incubation time (days)
Bacillus anthracis
Clostridium botulinum
Yersinia pestis
Smallpox virus
Francisella tularensis
Hemorrhagic fever viruses 2–21 (Ebola); 5–10 (Marburg)

Source (11).

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