This information is for educational purposes only. It is intended to help in the event of biological and chemical weapons attacks on civilian populations. It is not provided in order to diagnose or treat any disease, illness, or injury of the body, mind, or spirit.
Although certain antibiotics are customarily prescribed to kill certain strains of bacteria, germ warfare presents unique challenges. Biological weapons developers have routinely developed germ strains, such as anthrax, smallpox, influenza, Mycoplasma, Brucella, and more, that are antibiotic resistant.
Typically, bacteria are classified either “Gram-positive” or “Gram-negative” due to their structure and staining characteristics, which reflect their susceptibility to certain antibiotics. The Penicillin family of antibiotics has been effective against Gram-positive infections. Alternatively, the Tetracyclines have been used successfully to combat Gram-negative agents.
Near the beginning of a widespread biological attack, it may be extremely difficult to determine precisely the causative agent, and thereby select the proper antibiotic. This is due to: 1) the latency, or slow growth period of the germ within exposed individuals, and 2) biological weapons specialists often mix microbes to be used in such a manner as to confuse diagnosis and delay effective treatment. For the above reasons a “combination therapy” may be indicated and most useful in saving lives following a biological weapons attack.
Preventive Foresight Regarding Pharmaceutical Supplies
It typically takes a day or longer for symptoms of infectious diseases to manifest. The first signs and symptoms of a covert attack include inexplicable headaches and flu-like symptoms. Such is the case with anthrax. The first indication of an anthrax attack, providing the strain had not been modified, is cattle becoming sick and dying. This can happen in a matter of hours. Moreover, this is an indication to begin antibiotic prophylaxis.
Symptoms of anthrax infection are headache, fever, coughing, confusion, rash, joint and muscle pain. Under such trying circumstances, you can expect there to be tremendous demand for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals in the wake of a terrorist attack. It is therefore highly advisable to consider beforehand what medical supplies might be essential for your survival and the protection of your loved ones. Obviously, people on a regimen of prescription drugs should stock, perhaps, a three months supply in a cool, dark, and dry closet or basement.
In case you need to leave your home or workplace in an emergency, try to plan, in advance, transporting your antibiotics and other medicinal requirements with you. Maintain access to standard emergency kits, particularly during times of possible trouble.
A Simplified Guide To Antibiotics And Their Uses
The antibiotics suggested below for use in case of bioterrorism or biowarfare do not contain sulfur or “sulfa” drugs to which many people are allergic.
Penicillins: The original penicillin-G (Pen G), along with more the common penicillin-V (Pen V), are used to fight gram-positive bacteria, such as anthrax. These penicillins are more likely to cause allergic reactions, and fatalities, than synthetic penicillins such as ampicillin.
Ampicillin: These are also affective against gram-positive microbes such as anthrax. Strains of anthrax that resist penicillin may be more susceptible to destruction by ampicillin. Also, ampicillin may be more helpful than penicillin for killing a broader spectrum of infections.
Cephalosporins: These are also effective against anthrax.
Erythromycin: Erythromycin and its relatives provide a broader spectrum of coverage than penicillins.
Aminoglycosides: These antibiotics that are effective against anthrax, tularemia, and the Bubonic plague, include: Streptomycin, Gentamycin, and Neomycin. They can all be extremely toxic. Primary organs at risk for destruction by the aminoglycosides include the kidneys and inner ears.
Fluoroquinolones Ciproflavoxin (Cipro): is effective against tularemia and anthrax. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, this extremely expensive drug has been in high demand as the FDA’s antibiotic of choice against anthrax. Disturbing politics regarding this selection and its manufacturer-Bayer-may be found at http://www.tetrahedron.org.
Chloramphenicol: Effective against anthrax, tularemia and plague, Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) has a relatively high rate of lethal side effects.
Tetracyclines: are broad-spectrum antibiotics available from farm supply shops and veterinary stores in the form of oxytetracycline. These can be used effectively against all most strains of anthrax, plague, and tularemia. Two newer classes of tetracycline are Doxycycline and Minocycline.
Maintaining Healthy Gut Flora And Immunity
According to scientific literature, the bacteria in the large and small intestine help digest foods, support nutrient assimilation from foods, and are critical in preventing infectious diseases for a number of reasons. For instance, Lactobacilli, commonly found in healthy guts, help prevent infections from eating foods contaminated with biologicals such as Botulism. A healthy gut micro flora also helps with the elimination of harmful cholesterol, toxic chemicals, and cancer-causing compounds, both natural and man-made. More than 90% of human immunity is, in fact, tied to lymphatic activity around the gut. Consequently, a healthy immune system is largely dependant on the intestinal flora.
Ideally, soil-based microbes, typically found on organically grown foods, should be consumed for boosting natural immunity against infectious diseases, including anthrax and other potential biological weapons. Far more effective than eating yogurt that contains Lactobacilli, there are several products available in good health food stores that supply a full pro-biotic spectrum of soil-based microbes that many alternative health professionals have been prescribing with very favorable results.
Biological And Chemical Weapons
See www.tetrahedron.org for a complete chart presenting the biological and chemical weapons most likely to be used during a terrorist attack, and details concerning symptoms and treatment:
Clean Water And Adequate Hydration
Purified, or distilled, water is needed for detoxification of blood, liver, and kidneys. Following a biological or even chemical weapons attack, water supplies may be contaminated. Water distillers may be purchased, but most require electric power to run. The best transportable, non-electric, water filtration system available is the British Berkefeld®. It typically sells for $279. Go to www.prophecyandpreparedness.com or phone 1-208-265-2575.
Healthy Food Intake And Supplies
Consider what could happen to food supplies in the wake of an anthrax attack. There may be greatly increased demand for flour, grains, dried cereal, and probably other baking supplies as well. This is why many people have begun to stockpile some of these resources.
The first and finest grain you might want to stockpile for these concerns is called amaranth. Its cost is reasonable, you can use if for baking, and best of all, it contains all of the amino acids and enzymes you need for life. The Aztec and Mayan civilizations depended mainly on amaranth and good pure water for their strength and survival. Ideally, for immunity, you want to be eating organically grown foods.