Local Health Officer Suspects That Cases of Illness May Be Due to a Bioterrorist Incident
Local Health Officer suspects that cases of illness may be due to a Bioterrorist incident. It may be difficult to immediately confirm that a bioterrorist incident has occurred following the identification of ill persons in the community. This is especially true for many of the critical biological agents which occur naturally in the United States until a preliminary investigation has been conducted.
- Page last updated February 1, 2001
- Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)