Issue Brief

No. 731

Biological Terrorism: Is the Health Care Community Prepared?
February 11, 1999


Robin J. Strongin


This issue brief provides an overview of biological warfare and discusses the role of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state health departments in detecting biologic agents. The brief also highlights the issue of threat assessment and discusses ways to improve the current level of preparedness as well as steps needed to convert the public health system into our best form of civil defense.

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