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Plague  Lesson 6
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Bioterrorism Containment Activities Initial Stages

  • Sampling and testing to detect the agent in the environment.
  • Definition of its dispersion, and initiation of site remediation as required.
  • Confirming agent as Y. pestis.
  • Deploying the Strategic National Stockpile.
  • Initiating an epidemiological response, including surveillance, epidemiological investigations, and the development and implementation of outbreak control strategies.

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