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Shining light on "Dark Winter".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11880964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On 22--23 June 2001, the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, in collaboration with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Analytic Services Institute for Homeland Security, and the Oklahoma National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, held a senior-level exercise entitled "Dark Winter" that simulated a covert smallpox attack on the United States. The first such exercise of its kind, Dark Winter was constructed to examine the challenges that senior-level policy makers would face if confronted with a bioterrorist attack that initiated outbreaks of highly contagious disease. The exercise was intended to increase awareness of the scope and character of the threat posed by biological weapons among senior national security experts and to bring about actions that would improve prevention and response strategies.
Tara O'Toole; Michael Mair; Thomas V Inglesby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2002-02-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-06     Completed Date:  2002-03-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  972-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administrative Personnel
Biological Warfare
Computer Simulation*
Decision Making*
Delivery of Health Care / manpower
Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control
Preventive Medicine / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods
Public Health / manpower
Smallpox / epidemiology
Smallpox Vaccine / administration & dosage
Social Control, Formal / methods
United States / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Smallpox Vaccine

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