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Interim Recommended Notification Procedures for
Local and State Public Health Department Leaders
in the Event of a Bioterrorist Incident

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Local Health Officer is informed of a bioterrorist incident or threat 1
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First:
. Notify FBI
. Notify local law
. enforcement
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Next:
Notify & involve State Health Department and other response partners, per a pre-established notification list
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State Health Department notifies the CDC
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Local health officer suspects that cases of illness may be due to a bioterrorist incident2
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First:
Inform & involve State Health Department.
Health Department notifies CDC.
Conduct investigation. 
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Is BT incident confirmed or thought to be probable?
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Yes
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Notify FBI.
Notify other pre-determined response partners.
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No
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Continue investigation

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