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- Terrorist groups today have the organization, funds, motivation and zeal to use NBC weapons. That civil authorities are ill prepared to address this threat will not diminish it. We canít wish away their capabilities, but we can prepare for the threat.

- The specter of NBC weapons being used in our cities instills a fear of gathering and a perception of ineptitude in the government, that will far outlast the consequences of an actual attack and far exceed the boundaries of the affected area. Though the immediate effects will be devastating, the half-life of legal, safety, chronic health, and environmental implications will rival that of the strongest contaminant.

CDC has issued new recommendations for Biological and Chemical Terrorism on April 21, 2000 at www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4904a1.htm