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Be Prepared if Disaster Strikes

Nov 24, 2020
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Disasters can occur in many forms: tornadoes, floods, fires, terrorist attacks and other emergency situations.  Prepare yourself and your family by reviewing the following resources:

Your Guide to Disaster Preparedness
This brochure (in both English and Spanish) includes important information regarding preparing for a disaster and guidelines for what to do during a crisis.  It also lists additional resources for help

Suspicious Package Fact Sheet
Learn how to recognize and handle a suspicious package.

How to Make Ciprofloxacin from Pills
This brochure contains important information regarding how to make a liquid form of Ciprofloxacin from pills. This information can be used in the event of a bioterrorism event in which children need to be treated with this antibioticVideo.

How to Make Liquid Tamiflu
This brochure contains important information regarding how to create the liquid form of Tamiflu. This information can be used for children older than 1 year of age during a Pandemic Flu.

How to Make Doxycycline from Pills
This brochure contains important information regarding how to make a liquid form of Doxycycline from pills. This information can be used in the event of a bioterrorism event in which children need to be treated with this antibiotic. Video.

Your Guide to Preventing Pandemic Influenza in the Home
This brochure includes important Flu prevention tips including: Properly covering your cough, formulas for disinfecting, guidance for employees returning to work and additional resources.


Frequently Asked Questions about Bioterrorism Agents
 
 

Download these informative fact sheets regarding potential bioterrorist agents including anthrax, smallpox, plague and others.  Learn what the agents are, how you can come into contact with them, what happens if you get sick from them, and more.

 

Alphaviruses
Ammonia
Anthrax
Botulisim
Brucellosis
Clostridium Perfringens Toxins
Food- and Water- Bourne Illnesses
Glanders
Hydrogen Cyanide
Hydrogen Fluoride
Methyl Bromide
Methyl Isocyanate
Nerve Agents
Organophosphates
Phosgene
Plague
Q Fever
Radiation
Ricin
Smallpox
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
T-2 Mycotoxin
Tularemia
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

 

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