The following list provides links to organizations and resources for physicians and their patients looking for accurate information about the threat of bioterrorism.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Children, Terrorism, and Disasters .
American Hospital Association disaster readiness page .
American Medical Association has a Disaster Preparedness and Medical Response Web site for physicians and the general public.
Bio-terrorism Practical Readiness Network (BioPRN). Earn free CME. This course, including 12 biological weapons, would be helpful to primary care physicians and their staff. Each disease, includes patient simulations, disease management and infection control information. You must complete all three patient cases within each disease and take the CME test to earn 1.5 CME credit hours.
Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota provides a wealth of bioterrorism information and is updated daily.
Center for the Study of Bioterrorism at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health provides public health and healthcare facilities with tools needed for preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation of intentional or naturally occurring outbreaks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response page contains links to government information and public health information about bioterrorism including different biological agents that can be used as biological weapons. Also the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health has many links to various CDC programs responding to bioterrorism threats.
Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) presents Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness , a comprehensive online guide to personal emergency preparedness, that brings together facts on disaster survival techniques and disaster-specific information to help individuals prepare themselves and their families for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.
Homeland Healthresource Center from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Medical Library Association's bioterrorism bibliographies and resources has extensive links to a variety of on-line resources for health care providers, parents, children and adolescents, and international students. It also provides a bibliography of print resources.
MMWR Terrorism Preparedness Compendium . Collection of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports on terrorism on the CDC web page.
National Library of Medicine Medline Plus features Biological and Chemical Weapons links including overviews, organizations, and specific bioterrorism threats and agents at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/biodefenseandbioterrorism.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/chemicalweapons.html , and " Anthrax " links with the latest news, reports from the CDC, and government links.
Texas Department of Health sponsors a bioterrorism page that contains information for both physicians and the public on bioterrorism.
UCLA Department of Epidemiology has a new Web site that focuses on diseases of potential and actual terrorism, but from the perspective of public health epidemiologists. The non-commercial site features background information, links to appropriate agencies, and journal and newspaper articles that offer interesting insights to the distribution, determinants, and control of the various diseases.
United States Postal Service reports on how to handle suspicious mail .
World Health Organization has information on health aspects of biological and chemical weapons.