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A Possible Approach to Large-Scale Laboratory Testing for Acute Radiation Sickness after a Nuclear Detonation

Amesh A. Adalja, Matthew Watson, Samuel Wollner, Eric S. Toner
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December 02, 2011
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Biosecur Bioterror 2011;9(4):345-350

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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After the detonation of an improvised nuclear device, several key actions will be necessary to save the greatest number of lives possible. Among these tasks, the identification of patients with impending acute radiation sickness is a critical problem that so far has lacked a clear solution in national planning. We present one possible solution: the formation of a public-private partnership to augment the capacity to identify those at risk for acute radiation sickness.



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