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December 2003

Bioterrorism Preparedness in the Dermatology Community

Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(12):1657-1658. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.12.1657

Bioterrorism has been increasingly realized as a significant threat to the US population. Although improving, the health care system is still not prepared to handle an attack, and clinicians expected to identify a bioterrorism attack have yet to be properly trained.1 Physicians' prompt identification and reporting of unusual diseases are key to rapid response and limitation of disease spread.2