Because many of the diseases associated with bioterrorism are relatively rare, many
medical professionals have never seen a clinical presentation of these diseases.
Medical professionals, hospital staff and especially emergency room staff are expected
to be the first to come in contact with victims of a bioterrorism event and are
critical in the detection of an outbreak. The PHEPR Program is continuously working
to provide resources that will help train medical professionals to recognize symptoms
that would indicate these suspect diseases.
Be prepared! During an emergency, health care workers will need to be available
to care for patients. Being prepared will make it easier for you to deal with emergencies.
Personal Preparedness: What would you do if you had to stay at the office
for several days?
- Have emergency food and water, clothes and bedding in your trunk.
- Have emergency supplies in your
- Protecting you and your
What would your family do if you could not get home for several days?
What would your office staff do if they could not get home from the office for several