'It's a scary world'

Chuvala, Bob
March 2003
Westchester County Business Journal;3/17/2003, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p17
Reports on the effects of bioterrorism on the business performance of several hospitals in Westchester County, New York. Victims of chemical attack; Prevention on the spread of contagious agents; Increase on the cost of health care services.


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