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News stories tagged with "bioterror"

Administering antibiotics.<br />Source:  AMC
Administering antibiotics.
Source: AMC

In Franklin County, Training for the Unthinkable

Public health agencies in Franklin County announced this week that they had completed a two-day mock bio-terror drill. The training session, which ran August 18 and 19, was designed to test coordination between a dozen different organizations ranging from the Red Cross to local hospitals to the public schools. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Doctors Call for New Bioterror Response System

The state Medical Society says a new system is needed to combat bioterrorism. The doctors' group says more physicians should be among the first responders to anthrax and other apparent terrorist health threats. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pollution Monitoring Network Offered for Anti-Bioterror Use

Scientists who monitor pollutants in rain and snow around the country are offering their monitoring network to be used in the event of a wide-scale bioterrorist attack. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

100 Planned Parenthood Clinics Receive Terror Letters

Nearly 100 Planned Parenthoods around the country received anthrax threats yesterday. As Karen Dewitt reports from Albany, six clinics in New York received Fed Ex packages with white powder. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Appoints Terrorism Czar

Governor Pataki convened a statewide meeting of law enforcement officials to find better ways to combat terrorism. As Karen Dewitt reports from Albany, this new anti-terrorism czar urged law enforcement agencies to work together.  Go to full article

Pataki Reopens New York City Offices

Governor Pataki was allowed back into his New York City offices yesterday morning after more tests detected NO new presence of anthrax. The Governor visited the state lab that is conducting the bio-terrorism testing to thank the workers there. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

McHugh on Closing the House Due To Anthrax Attack

There's been mixed reactions on Capitol Hill about shutting down the House until Tuesday, after evidence was found in a Senate office. Jody Tosti spoke with Congressman John McHugh about his views on the closure.  Go to full article

Anthrax Spores Found in Gov. Pataki's Office

Anthrax was found in Governor Pataki's New York City offices yesterday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

North Country Life After Terrorism and Anthrax Scares

Anthrax scares are spreading around the world and here in the North Country. David Sommerstein went to the Walmart parking lot in Ogdensburg to see how people are coping with the mundane activities of life.  Go to full article

Public Health System Not Up to Handling Bioterrorist Attack

State health departments, emergency management agencies and doctors throughout the Great Lakes region say they need to increase their planning to prepare for a bioterrorist attack. Officials say there's no way the public health structure could handle such an outbreak right now. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tom Scheck reports.  Go to full article

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