2006 Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiation Terror Threats and Public Health Emergencies: Official Federal Guidebook
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This is a reproduction of a unique and important publication of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies, A Reference Guide. It is a comprehensive yet understandable guidebook which covers all major aspects of terrorism and the threats posed by biological, chemical, and radiation agents. This incredible document serves as a press kit of useful and authoritative information suitable for all audiences. Contents include: ·Planning For The Unthinkable: Preparation And Response In Public Health BioSense, Investigating an Outbreak, Laboratory Testing, Chem-LRN, Strategic National Stockpile, Vaccination Strategies, BioShield, NDMS ·Biological Agents Category A agents, Category B agents, toxins, anthrax, botulinum toxin, plague, smallpox, tularemia, viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs), brucellosis, epsilon toxin, food safety threats, glanders, melioidosis, psittacosis, Q fever, ricin toxin, staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), typhus fever (epidemic or louse-borne typhus), viral encephalitis, water safety threats ·Chemical Agents blister (mustards), blood (cyanides), choking (chlorine), nerve (sarin, VX agents) ·Radiation Emergencies nuclear power plant attack, radiological dispersal device (RDD), improvised nuclear device (IND), nuclear weapon, radiation-emitting device (RED). Shelter in Place Supply List. ·Terrorism And The Food Supply Pulsenet, Tampering and Recall ·Environmental Safety And Testing Water Supply, BioWatch ·The Role Of The Federal Government ·Self-Care Physical Care, Standards of Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Protecting Important Documents ·Range Of Public Reactions ·Risk Communications During A Terrorist Attack Or Other Public Health Emergency ·History Of Biological, Chemical, And Radiation Emergencies ·Acronyms ·Selected Web Sites ·Epidemiology Glossary ·Descriptions of Selected Sections of Acts Related to Public Health Emergencies ·Family Disaster PlanningFive Steps to Safety ·Disaster Supplies Kit ·Personal Workplace Disaster Supplies Kit ·Self-Monitoring Checklist ·Reducing Stress and Renewing Energy ·Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters The introduction states: This guide is... intended to provide information about how the public health system is preparing for and will respond to previously unthinkable events, such as September 11. More specifically, the guides intent is to offer the best possible information about the worst-case scenarios. The efforts of public health agencies at the federal, state, and local levels to prepare for what could happen in the future are largely invisible until there is an emerging threat, such as the recent SARS outbreak, or a dramatic event, such as the anthrax attacks of 2001. Through this effort, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to provide the best available and most essential up-to-date health-related facts and background information that will be needed in the event of a terrorist attack or public health emergency. The goal of this guide... is to serve as a resource at the time of an event and to provide guidance about what may be some of the most important stories ever written... The intention is to meet the need for credible source material on terrorism and other very real public health threats. The reports and images that would shape peoples view of a possible terror attack or other health crisis would have an extraordinary impact not only on the readers, listeners, and viewers but also the writers of those stories. This tool will be most useful in the early phase of a terrorism event or major public health emergency but also has relevance for other public health events, such as disease outbreaks.