Emergency Medical

Medical Students

Teaching Cases

Learning Resources


February 29, 2008 authorities confirmed the presence of ricin in an Extended Stay America room west of the strip in Las Vegas. The patient reportedly called 911 on February 14, 2008 complaining of respiratory distress and an AMR crew transported the patient to a local emergency department. These personnel to date have not been affected. Learn more about ricin to protect yourself in the event you are asked to evaluate and treat persons under suspicious circumstances.

Ricin Video Webcast (37MB; 47:29)

Video Webcast PowerPoint Presentation

Video Webcast PDF Slides

Video Webcast HTML Transcript 

Article:  Vegas Puzzle

Article:  Ricin as a Weapon

Article:  Ricin scare in US Senate

Investigation of Ricin Containing Envelope 2003

NIOSH Emergency Response Card

USAMRIID Medical Management of Biological Casualties

Response to Ricin Incident

InfoSheet:  Ricin Ingestion

InfoSheet:  Ricin Inhalation

InfoSheet:  Ricin Toxidrome


Link to further Information on: