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New Drugs, Diagnostic Tests, And Software Needed To Prepare U.S. Cities For Chemical, Biological Terrorist Attacks

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December 3, 1998
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National Academy Of Sciences
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Improving the ability of the nation's civilian medical community to respond to a chemical or biological terrorist attack requires more than simply providing cities with military training and equipment, according to a new report from a committee of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

WASHINGTON -- Improving the ability of the nation's civilian medical community to respond to a chemical or biological terrorist attack requires more than simply providing cities with military training and equipment, according to a new report from a committee of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The committee identified more than 60 research and development projects as potentially useful in minimizing the damage caused by a terrorist attack, including new drugs and vaccines to combat anthrax and smallpox, faster and easier-to-use chemical detectors and diagnostic tests, and communications software to improve disease surveillance and to provide information about possible attacks.


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National Academy Of Sciences. "New Drugs, Diagnostic Tests, And Software Needed To Prepare U.S. Cities For Chemical, Biological Terrorist Attacks." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 December 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981203075335.htm>.
National Academy Of Sciences. (1998, December 3). New Drugs, Diagnostic Tests, And Software Needed To Prepare U.S. Cities For Chemical, Biological Terrorist Attacks. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981203075335.htm
National Academy Of Sciences. "New Drugs, Diagnostic Tests, And Software Needed To Prepare U.S. Cities For Chemical, Biological Terrorist Attacks." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981203075335.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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