Bioterror Emergency: Texas and Other States Aren't Well Prepared

December 22, 2003
Dallas Morning News

Here's the bad news: In the event of a bioterror emergency, Texas is a lousy place to be. Here's the worse news: Most states aren't that much safer, and some, like Oklahoma, are even further behind. The Washington-based nonprofit Trust for America's Health released a study last week saying that more than two years after the Sept. 11 assault slapped America awake to the domestic terror threat, only Florida and Illinois are prepared to vaccinate citizens and deliver medicine necessary to treat victims of a major bioterror attack.

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