New Web site offers bioterrorism information for healthcare professionals


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A newly launched Web site,, created by the American Academy of Family Physicians, contains in-depth information on recognizing, diagnosing, and treating conditions resulting from chemical and biological warfare agents.

"We launched the Web site right after the events of September 11th," Dr. Warren A. Jones, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas, told Reuters Health.

"We recognized that there was not enough information available for physicians about potential biochemical and radiologic terrorist threats, and we needed to provide adequate information to them," he commented.

On the site there are streaming video presentations that provide information on bioterrorism and chemical warfare. There are also patient handouts, links to other web sites, and news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies. The site is updated weekly, Dr. Jones said.

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