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Other Web Resources

The following are other important links for additional information on bioterrorism.

AMA Disaster Preparedness and Medical Response
www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/center-public-health-preparedness-disaster-response.page
The AMA has a website devoted to Disaster Preparedness and Medical Response now, including bioterrorism. It includes updates, consensus documents, very useful website links, policy, etc.

Health and Human Services/Office of Emergency Preparedness (consepuence management)
www.ndms.dhhs.gov
This website provides assistance to states and localities in response to public health and medical needs following a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

Department of Defense/US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (reference laboratory and education)
www.usamriid.army.mil
This website provides General Information, USAMRIID Programs, Education, and Related links.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
(consequence management )
www.fema.gov
This website provides Plans, services, hiring, and post-disaster help info from agency managing preparation, response, and recovery in the event of natural disasters.

American College of Emergency Physicians (physician education)
www.acep.org
This website provides industry news, Quick links, and you can read about new developments in the field.

CDC Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response
www.bt.cdc.gov
This website, sponsored by the Center for Disease Control, provides information about chemical and biological agents, press releases, training, contacts and other important information dealing with the public health aspects of bioterrorism.

Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
www.upmc-biosecurity.org
Information on bioterrorism agents, avian/pandemic influenza, hospital preparedness, countermeasure development, public health preparedness, and more. Highlights include weekly Biosecurity Briefing, articles from the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, and Center events and scenarios. The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC is an independent, nonprofit organization working to affect policy and practice in ways that lessen the illness, death, and civil disruption that would follow a bioterrorist attack or a large-scale natural epidemic.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
www.ahrq.gov
This website reports on the agency’s support for assessing and improving the U.S. health care systems capacity to respond to possible incidents of bioterrorism. The $5 million initiative focuses on clinical preparedness of heath care providers and health care systems, is part of a broad effort by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies against bioterrorism.

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