Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies
A Reference Guide for Media

This guide is for the people who write the words, who take the pictures, and who tell the stories about the events in our world—both ordinary and extraordinary.

This guide is intended to provide information about how the public health system is preparing for and will respond to previously unthinkable events, such as September 11. More specifically, the guide’s intent is to offer the best possible information about the worst-case scenarios.