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Be Prepared if Disaster Strikes

Nov 26, 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 antibiotic.

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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.

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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

 

Nerve Agents

Ammonia

 

Organophosphates

 

Anthrax

 

Phosgene

 

Botulism

 

Plague

 

Brucellosis

 

Q Fever

 

Clostridium Perfringens Toxins

 

Radiation

 

Food- and Water-borne Illnesses

 

Ricin

 

Glanders

 

Smallpox

 

Hydrogen Cyanide

 

Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B

 

Hydrogen Fluoride

 

T-2 Mycotoxin

 

Methyl Bromide

 

Tularemia

 

Methyl Isocyanate

 

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

 

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