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Bioterrorism Response and IT Strategies
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, G. David Garson and Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, eds., Idea Group (2007)
  • David A. Bray, National Defense University
Abstract

Most analyses of possible future bioterrorism events predict they may be similar to the anthrax events of 2001. Specifically: a limited population of individuals may experience morbidity or mortality, but the concern, panic, and worry stirred up by the threat will catch the attention of the entire nation. If public health IT is to help with bioterrorism preparedness, it needs to not only address mitigation of civilian illnesses and deaths, but also help to manage individual and societal fears springing from the real or threatened occurrence of such an event.

Keywords
  • bioterrorism preparedness,
  • emergency response,
  • information technology,
  • technology strategies
Publication Date
February, 2007
Citation Information
David A. Bray. "Bioterrorism Response and IT Strategies" ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, G. David Garson and Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, eds., Idea Group (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dbray/28/