US Government Links

The US government provides a wide range of useful sites relating to the issue of bioterrorism. These sites have information of interest to many audiences including physicians, the military, the general public, and the media.

Biological Attack" Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Chemical Attack" Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
Provides basic information on a wide range of emergency topics including the dangers of anthrax.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Microbiology
Provides fundamental information to support the development of treatments for emerging diseases.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Biologics section provides general information on anthrax and countering the threat of bioterrorism.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Counterterrorism Page

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Biodefense section focuses on biodefense-related information for biomedical researchers, the public, and the media.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Provides unbiased science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health independent of the framework of government.

Center for Diseases Control (CDC)
Focuses on protecting the health of people by preventing/controlling disease. Site includes sections on anthrax, anthrax vaccine, and history of bioterrorism.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Provides a broad range of useful information on countering chemical and biological weapons.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Dedicated to cultivating innovative technology and disseminating information on research and development projects for national defense.

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Committed to countering chemical and bioterrorism through the development of leading edge technology.

Academic Links

Academic institutions provide another source of practical information on bioterrorism. Many institutions have developed large departments devoted to a broad variety of research for answers to the problems associated with bioterrorism.

Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies (CCBS)
Facilitates information exchange among physicians in the event of a bioterrorist attack. Delivers information about bioterrorist preparedness and homeland security relevant to clinical practice.

Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Committed to bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and operational and political realities. Provider of the only peer-reviewed journal on biodefense.

UCLA Department of Epidemiology
Provides information and analysis of the bioterrorist attacks in 2001..

The ScienceStuff section of this website provides in depth background information on anthrax in a very uncomplicated, easy to understand style.

National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
The NCB promotes public awareness of bioterrorism and offers expertise on medical and public health responses to bioterrorism.

Publications Links

Specialized publications are another means of retrieving up-to-date information on the subject. These journals can offer insight and opinions from thought leaders in the field of bioterrorism.

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science journal
This quarterly publication is a peer-reviewed journal committed to creating a forum for debate and exploration of the issues posed by bioterrorism.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
This publication is part of the scientific communications component of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Articles published in this journal come from a broad authorship base and are rigorously peer-reviewed by independent reviewers from around the world.