Bioterrorism: A Renewed Public Health Threat

Maddox, P.J.
December 2001
MEDSURG Nursing;Dec2001, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p333
Academic Journal
Discusses the federal and legislative agenda to prepare for and how to respond to public health and medical consequences of bioterrorism in the United States. Reasons for the difficulty to detect the use of biological weapons for bioterrorism; Details on the programs of the Department of Health and Human Services and allied agencies to prepare for bioterrorism; Details on the proposed legislation on homeland security and emergency medical services. INSET: Bioterrorism Legislation Update.


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