Health Services

Bioterrorism Preparedness

In response to recent events, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has developed federal, state, and local bioterrorism resources for residents and Health Care professionals. The following compilation includes information from New York City Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Information for the Public
Information for Health Care Professionals
Other Related Resources

Radiation Emergencies
II – Types of Radiation Emergencies
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  • Contaminating food/water with radioactive material
  • Spreading radioactive material into the environment – Dirty Bomb
  • Bombing or destroying a nuclear reactor - Exploding a nuclear weapon
  • Causing a truck/train carrying nuclear material to spill its load
  • Dirty Bombs - Nuclear Blast - Nuclear Reactor Accidents - Transportation Accidents
III – Radiation Health Effects and Treatments
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  • Acute Radiation Syndrome - Radiation and Pregnancy - Contamination and Exposure
  • Potassium Iodide (KI) - Prussian Blue - DTPA - Neupogen
Public Inquiries
To contact the Suffolk County Department of Health Services during normal business hours, please call (631) 853-3055. In an emergency, after normal business hours and weekends, please call (631) 852-4820. The Department can also be contacted by email.

To contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please call (404) 639-3534 or (800) 311-3435.