Several decades ago, Dr. Donald A. Henderson was instrumental in working towards the eradication of the deadly virus smallpox. On November 1st, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson named Henderson director of the new Office of Public Health Preparedness.
As fears of bioterrorism continue, one famous scientist, Dr. D.A. Henderson, has been named to lead the new Office of Public Health Preparedness.
Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explores the ways people are coping with post-traumatic stress and the paths to recovery in the post-Sept. 11 world.
Scientists announced today the development of a new test that may be able to identify anthrax bacteria in 30 minutes, compared to the current test which takes at least a day.
Dr. Tara O'Toole is a physician and bioterrorism expert at Johns Hopkins University. Excerpts from her conversation with Susan Dentzer follow.
Dr. Venkat Mani is the chief of Infectious Disease at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Maryland. He treated postal worker Joseph Curseen before he died from inhalation anthrax. Excerpts from his conversation with Susan Dentzer follow.
Dr. Georges Benjamin is the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the current president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Susan Dentzer reports on the medical response to anthrax threats at the local level.
A 61-year-old New York woman died of inhalation anthrax Wednesday morning, the fourth fatality from the disease in a month.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health discusses the medical community's response to the anthrax threat.
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