Preparing for Chemical and Biological Terrorist Attacks
Improving the ability of the civilian medical community to respond to a chemical or biological terrorist attack requires more than simply providing cities with military training and equipment, according to a new report from a committee of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The committee identified more than 60 research and development projects that could help minimize damage caused by a terrorist attack. Examples include
* new drugs and vaccines to combat anthrax and smallpox,
* faster and easier-to-use chemical detectors and diagnostic tests, and
* communications software to improve disease surveillance and to provide information …
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Publication information: Article title: Preparing for Chemical and Biological Terrorist Attacks. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Journal of Environmental Health. Volume: 61. Issue: 7 Publication date: March 1999. Page number: 32+. © 1999 National Environmental Health Association. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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