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Protocols: Interim Recommended Notification Procedures for Local and State Public Health Department Leaders in the Event of a Bioterrorist Incident

   

Background
 

Local Health Officer is informed of a bioterrorist incident or threat1
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First:
Notify FBI
Notify local law enforcement
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Next:
Notify & involve State Health Department and other response partners, per a pre-established notification list
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State Health Department notifies CDC
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Local health officer suspects that cases of illness may be due to a bioterrorist incident2
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First:
Inform & involve State Health Department.
Health Department notifies CDC.
Conduct investigation.
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Yes
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Is BT incident confirmed or thought to be probable?
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No
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Notify FBI.
Notify other pre-determined response partners.
     
Continue investigation

 

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