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Table 4.2. Infection Control Transmission Precautions for Category A Agents

Agent Transmission Infection Control Special Features
Anthrax Contact (cutaneous form) Standard  

Contact (bubonic form).
Droplet (pneumonic form)

Standard, droplet Masks
Tularemia No Standard  
Botulism No Standard  
Smallpox Droplet and aerosol Standard, airborne infection isolation

Fitted N-95.
Negative-pressure room

Viral hemorrhagic fevers Contact and droplet Standard, contact, droplet Masks

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