This is an official
CDC HEALTH ALERT
Distributed via Health Alert Network
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 13:25 EDT (01:25 PM EDT)
Initial Health Alert Notice to States and
Local Public Health Agencies
SUBJECT: ALERT: Terrorist Activity Response
Due to current events, CDC is on heightened alert status to monitor for any possible unusual disease patterns associated with today’s events, including chemical and biological agents.
CDC recommends that you initiate heightened surveillance for any unusual disease occurrence or increased numbers of illnesses that might be associated with today's events.
Please notify all segments of your emergency response system (including epidemiologists, laboratories, all local public health units, hospital emergency departments and 911 dispatch centers) to make them aware of this situation.
If you require any assistance or become aware of any unusual occurrence, CDC is available at our emergency number of (770) 488-7100, 24-hours per day, or (770) 488-4819. You may also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or access our website for further information at http://emergency.cdc.gov/.
CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money through prevention resulting in a more secure nation. CDC puts science and prevention into action to make the healthy choice the easy choice. CDC helps people live longer and healthier to lead productive lives.
Department of Health and Human Services
- Health Alert: Conveys the highest level of importance; warrants immediate action or attention. Example: HAN00001
- Health Advisory: Provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate action. Example: HAN00346
- Health Update: Provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action. Example: HAN00342
- Info Service: Provides general information that is not necessarily considered to be of an emergent nature. Example: HAN00345
This message was distributed to state and local health officers, state and local epidemiologists, state and local laboratory directors, public information officers, HAN coordinators, and clinician organizations.
- Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
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