BOX 2-2Lessons Learned

  • Primary response is local
  • Federal support must be immediately available
  • Better agency integration needed (DHHS, Justice, Defense, State and Local)
  • Surge capacity vital
  • We don't know what we don't know

From: 2, Assessing Our Understanding of the Threats

Cover of Biological Threats and Terrorism
Biological Threats and Terrorism: Assessing The Science and Response Capabilities: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Emerging Infections; Knobler SL, Mahmoud AAF, Pray LA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2002.
Copyright © 2002, National Academy of Sciences.

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