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    Scenario: Over the past few weeks, eight cases of smallpox have occurred within your jurisdiction, which is a small isolated city in the Midwest.

    1. Could this be a terrorist attack? Why or why not? Explain your logic.
    2. What could be the possible routes of exposure? How could you measure these possible routes?
    3. What actions should your department take to manage the outbreak and prevent its spread?

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    As a first responder located in the jurisdiction outlined by the scenario provided, I would have to review additional information in order to make an educated decision as to whether or not this is a terrorist attack. First, I have to remember that smallpox is a disease caused by the variola virus that is transmitted from person to person but not transmitted ...

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    The solution provides a discussion of a scenario-based question on smallpox, including a discussion of whether or not the outbreak was a terrorist attack, the possible routes of exposure, and next steps for the department. The solution includes a reference to consult.