JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

Bioterrorism: challenges and opportunities for local health departments

R J Gallo, D Campbell
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP 2000, 6 (4): 57-62
10977614
The emerging threat of bioterrorism will significantly impact local health departments. If a bioterrorism attack occurs, local medical and public health personnel will have the primary role of recognition and response. Federal assistance and training to deal with bioterrorism have been directed to 120 of our largest cities. Despite progress, much needs to be done. The public health approach to bioterrorism must begin with the development of local and state plans developed by public health, emergency response, and law enforcement communities, which must work together closely if an epidemic is to be detected in a timely manner.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
10977614
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.