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Bio-terrorism

Information and resources on dealing with bio-terrorist threats.

Bio-terrorism is the intentional use of micro-organisms to bring about ill effects to humans, livestock, or crops. The use of micro-organisms to cause disease is a growing concern for public health officials.

In an on-going effort to provide information and educate school districts on the health implications of possible bio-terrorism, we have provided some resources for dealing with bio-terrorism.  For more information contact your local health department and refer to your local comprehensive school safety plan.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Institute for Biosecurity External link opens in new window or tab.
This page offers reference material, education and training resources, news and journal articles, and internet resources.

United States Postal Service Mail Security Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides measures to assure the safety of customers and their mail.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration External link opens in new window or tab.
This site contains information on threats to food sources.

U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration External link opens in new window or tab.
This Web site offers safety and health tips to combat bio-terrorism.

Questions: Stephanie Papas | spapas@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8441 
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