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NV: Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Module 7

Resources and References

Nevada Resources

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)

4150 Technology Way

Carson City, NV 89706

775 684 4200

Public Health Preparedness (PHP): 775 684 5948

Public health emergency reporting: 775 684 5920

http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/PHP/PHP_-_Home/

http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/NVHAN/NVHAN_-_Home/

Southern Nevada Health District Main Facility

280 S. Decatur Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89107

702 759 1000

702 759 1671 (Emergency Preparedness Office)

snhdpublicinformation@snhdmail.org

http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/health-care-providers/index.php

Nevada Department of Business and Industry

Division of Industrial Relations

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

http://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/Home/

Nevada Department of Public Safety

Division of Emergency Management – Homeland Security

2478 Fairview Drive

Carson City, NV 89701

775 687 0300 (non-emergency calls)

775 687 0400 (emergency calls)

http://dem.nv.gov/Home/DEM_Home/

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30329

800 232 4636 (800 CDC INFO)

888 232 6348 (TTY)

cdcinfo@cdc.gov

https://www.cdc.gov

Emergency Preparedness and Response

https://emergency.cdc.gov/

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

PO Box 117, MS-39, Oak Ridge, TN 37831

865 576 3131

865 576 1005 (24-hour emergency # - ask for REAC/TS)

https://orise.orau.gov/reacts

Ready.gov

https://www.ready.gov/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

https://www.remm.nlm.gov

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

https://www.dhs.gov

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2017d). Health Alert Network (HAN). Resources for Emergency Health Professionals, Emergency Preparedness and Response. Retrieved November 25, 2017 from http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2014f). Radiation Emergencies: Radioactive Contamination and Radiation Exposure. Retrieved December 4, 2017 from http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/contamination.asp.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2014g). Transcript: Just In Time Radiation Training Video for Hospital Clinicians. Retrieved December 4, 2017 from https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/jittranscript.asp.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2014h). Radiation Emergencies: Radiation Dictionary. Retrieved December 4, 2017 from http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/glossary.asp.

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Myers D. (2017). Hitting home: Nevadans grapple with the legacy of mass murder. Reno News & Review. October 19, 2017. Pp. 11­–13.

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