Development of a New Contagious Disease Model for NATO Allied Medical Publication 7.5 (AMedP-7.5)   [open pdf - 992KB]

"In October 2017, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standardization Office published Allied Medical Publication 7.5 (AMedP-7.5) 'NATO Planning Guide for the Estimation of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Casualties,' a document authored by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) under tasking by the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG). AMedP-7.5 describes a methodology for estimating the number and timing of casualties from CBRN agents and effects to 'assist planners, logisticians, and other staff officers in quantifying contingency requirements for medical force structure, specialty personnel, medical materiel, and patient transport or evacuation.' Users of this methodology can estimate casualties resulting from exposure to 12 chemical agents, 15 biological agents (including 4 toxins), 13 radioisotopes, radioactive fallout, or prompt nuclear effects. A contagious disease model in AMedP-7.5 also allows users to account for the potential of secondary transmission of 2 of the 15 biological agents (the causative agents of pneumonic plague and smallpox)."

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