Anthrax Domestic Prevention and Preparedness
The CDC Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch monitors trend, responds to outbreaks and spillover events, provides diagnostics support, and improves preparedness for accidental or intentional anthrax exposure. The BSPB coordinates with state and local partners to improve rapid information sharing regarding key results from epidemiologic investigations, medical countermeasure use, laboratory based surveillance and data from the healthcare system. This program will: 1) provide financial and technical support to develop domestic workforce skills for safely diagnosing anthrax from clinical specimens; 2) develop a standardized post-exposure prophylaxis, triage and treatment guidance tool and disseminate to health care systems; and 3) continue expanding the genome sequence database on anthrax and disseminate database information.
Providers and Implementers ?
|Implementer||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||State|
|Implementer||United States Department of Health and Human Services||State|
Related Projects & Programs
|Mr Todd Perry||Special Coordinator, UNSCR 1540||
Department of State
|Mr Stephen Knight||Point of Contact||
United States Mission to the United Nations