CDC Grand Rounds: Radiological and Nuclear Preparedness

Miller, C.; Jones, R. L.; Whitcomb Jr., R. C.; Nemhauser, J. B.; Halpin, J.; Sosin, D.; Popovic, T.; Uranek, K.
September 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/17/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 36, p1178
The article discusses the preparedness for radiological and nuclear disasters within the U.S. The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has documents to help city and state authorities, as well as authorities in the public health sector, to evaluate current response plans. According to surveys done by the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Conference of Radiation Control Program directors, there is a need for a Laboratory Response Network in at least 10 public health laboratories for each state.


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