Model Emergency Response Communications Planning for Infectious Disease Outbreaks and Bioterrorist Events, Second Edition   [open pdf - 8MB]

"The first edition of this planning tool was released in May 2000. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, and subsequent release of anthrax spores, a second edition was warranted. This edition contains updated information and includes Infectious Disease Fact Sheets that can be modified and reproduced for local use. While state and federal agencies have deemed public health preparedness to respond to infectious disease and bioterrorism threats essential to safeguard the nations well-being, the resources needed to support such planning efforts have not always been available. Recent events, however, have yielded compelling arguments to commit the resources necessary to develop and maintain strong public health infrastructures with systems prepared to respond immediately to biologic and chemical attacks that threaten the public health. ASTDHPPHE and its partners hope that the information provided in this document will advance that goal."

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