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  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Bioterrorism & Emergency Readiness Competencies for All Public Health Workers
November 2002, CDC

Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) recognizes the importance of awareness and preparation for bioterrorism on the part of healthcare facilities. In cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), template to facilitate preparation of bioterrorism readiness plans for individual institutions.

Case Definitions for Infectious Conditions Under Public Health Surveillance, Part 1. Case Definitions for Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases
In the United States, requirements for reporting diseases are mandated by state laws or regulations. In October 1990, the CDC published this report, which for the first time, provided uniform criteria for reporting cases. This report provides updated uniform criteria for state health department personnel to use when reporting the nationally notifiable infectious diseases listed in Part 1 of this report.

National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism
June 12, 2003

Emergency Preparedness for Business


National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program (NPS)
December, 2002

The Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Interim Planning Guidance for State Public Health Officials

July 21, 2001

CDC Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic plan for preparedness and response

April 21, 2000

National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Description

Health Alert Network Description

Case Definitions for Public Health Surveillance

MMWR, May 2, 1997, 48 (RR10)


  Congressional Research Services (CRS)


Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Terrorist Threat
March 7, 2002, CRS


  Department of Defense Documents (DOD)


NATO Handbook on the Medical Aspects of NBC Defensive Operations, AMedP-6(B)
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a guide for medical officers on the medical aspects of NBC operations. The handbook is intended as a compilations of reference material and as a source of information for training. In addition, it provides the basic philosophy for the development of concepts of operations and in the management, including evacuation and treatment,

Bioterrorism Patient Isolation Guide - Quick Reference Table, 2001

Neighborhood Emergency Help Center Pamphlet: A Mass Casualty Care Strategy for Biological Terrorism Incidents, May 2001.

Biological Weapons Improved Response Program (BWIRP) Updated BW Response Decision Tree and BW Response Template, May 2001

A Comparison of Decontamination Technologies for Biological Agent on Selected Commercial Surface Material, April 2001

Improving Local and State Agency Response to Terrorist Incidents Involving Biological Weapons: Interim Planning Guide, 12 September 2000

Field Manual: Treatment of Biological Warfare Agent Casualties, July 2000

The Medical NBC Battlebook, USACHPPM Tech Guide 244, May 2000

Final Report of the CDC/DoD Smallpox Workshop, April 2000

Criminal and Epidemiological Investigation Report, BW IRP NPDO/DoD, January 2000


  Department of Justice (DOJ)


Third Annual Report to the President and the Congress of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestice Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, December 2001

An Introduction to Biological Agent Detection Equipment for Emergency First Responders, NIJ Guide 101-00, December 2001

Guide for the Selection of Chemical and Biological Decontamination Equipment for Emergency First Responders, NIJ Guide 103-00, October 2001

Office for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support (OSLDPS) Weapons of Mass Destruction Training Program, September 2001

Critical Incident Protocol: A Public and Private Partnership, Michigan State University, 2000

Handbook of Forensic Services, 1999

Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement, 1999


  Emergency Medical services Authority (EMS)

HEICS III-Hospital Emergency Incident Command System Update Project

  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Strategic Plan for Homeland Security
2003, EPA

  Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


FDA Issues New Security Guidance as Part of Operational Liberty Shield to Protect the Food Supply
March 19, 2003, FDA

Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook, The "Bad Bug Book"
This handbook from the US Food & Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.

The Bioterrorism Act of 2002
December 17, 2002

Countering Bioterrorism Initiative
September 9, 2002


  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Emergencies and Disasters Planning and Prevention: National Security Emergencies

Emergencies and Disasters Planning and Prevention: Three Key Steps that Individuals and Families Should Take to be Properly Prepared for Unexpected Emergencies

Emergencies and Disasters Planning and Prevention: Coordinated Resources

Emergencies and Disasters Planning and Prevention: Citizen’s Planning Guide

Federal Response Plan, Emergency Support Function #8 Health and Medical Services Annex
Health and Medical Services provides coordinated Federal assistance to supplement State and local resources in response to public health and medical care needs following a major disaster or emergency, or during a developing potential medical situation. Assistance provided under ESF #8 is directed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through its executive agent, the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH). Resources will be furnished when State and local resources are overwhelmed and public health and/or medical assistance is requested from the Federal Government.

Terrorism Incident Annex, Federal Response Plan, April 1999

State and Local Guide (SLG) 101: Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning, September 1996

Department of Health and Human Services, Chemical/Biological Health and Medical Services Support Plan, June 1996

Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan

Incident Command System (ICS) Independent Study Course, January 1988

An Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises, July 1995, IS-120


  United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


Developing Objectives, Content and Competencies for the Training of Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses to Care for Casualties Resulting From Nuclear, Biological or Chemical (NBC) Agents
April 23, 2001, DHHS

HHS Initiative Prepares for Possible Bioterrorism Threat
August 16, 2002

  National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)

An Overview of the National Disaster Medical System

2000 Emergency Response Guidebook

Metropolitan Medical Strike Team, Field Operations Guide, November 1998

Metropolitan Medical Strike Team, Operational Plan, Seattle, WA, November 1998


  National Governors Association (NGA)


Volume Two: Homeland Security A Governor’s Guide to Emergency Management
2002, NGA


  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks
May 2002

  National League of Cities (NLC)


National League of Cities: Homeland Security: Practical Tools for Local Governments
November 2002, NLC




Modular Emergency Medical System: Expanding Local Healthcare Structure in a Mass Casualty Terrorism Incident


  World Health Organization (WHO)

Communicable Disease Profile Iraq
March 19, 2003, WHO
Communicable Disease Toolkit Iraq Crisis Case Definitions
March 2003, WHO




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