The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a nice FAQ on dirty bombs. Included at the bottom of the page are links to additional sources.
Archive for the ‘Bioterrorism’ Category
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has released Radiation Event Medical Management, a diagnosis and treatment guidance website for health care providers faced with radiation exposure incidents. Content on REMM is capable of being downloaded in advance, so that it would be available if the internet is not available.
There have been a lot of news stories lately about insurgents using dirty bombs in Iraq. In addition, there have also been reports that dirty bombs could be used by terrorist to attack cities in the United States. For a description of what a dirty bomb is, and what its impact might be, please check out this fact sheet from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism, was released yesterday by the Trust for America’s Health. The report ranks the level of preparedness for handling health emergencies for each state.