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NCJ Number: 192420 Find in a Library
Title: Anthrax: Where Do We Go From Here?
Journal: National Fire & Rescue  Volume:25  Issue:6  Dated:November/December 2001  Pages:28-31
Author(s): E. Craig Levy Sr.
Date Published: December 2001
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents communities with practical information on the chemical agent, anthrax and preventative measures for potential exposure to anthrax through a question and answer session.
Abstract: This article is intended to provide updated information and steps that communities can take to help citizens understand the chemical agent, anthrax and the potential threat of an anthrax incident. The public needs to be educated to the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), such as anthrax. By getting the information out to the communities, the potential for mass hysteria are significantly reduced. Information can be passed through town meetings, press releases, and community presentations. Four questions citizens typically ask their communities regarding an anthrax attack were presented with follow up responses: (1) do I need to get a mask; (2) what can I expect if I get exposed; (3) should I microwave, freeze, or iron my mail; and (4) should I stock up on Cipro?
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Community relations; Crisis intervention; Crisis management; Medical Readiness; Public education; Public information; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Terrorist weapons
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