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.
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response 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 State Health Services Emergency Response.
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 provides tips for suspicious mail and information on identifying and responding to security threats in mail centers.
World Health Organization has information on health aspects of biological and chemical weapons.