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Emergency Preparedness
Bioterrorism & Public Health Preparedness

Bioterrorism is the intentional use of infectious agents, or germs, to cause illness. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has worked with state and local health departments to identify and to respond to bioterrorism and other public health threats for several years.

The County, in collaboration with state and federal health and public safety agencies, is actively engaged in bioterrorism surveillance, detection and other safety activities on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week basis.

If a bioterrorist event or public health health emergency were to occur, the public would be informed through the news media and the Douglas County Public Health website.

Public Health Preparedness: WHAT IS OREGON DOING?

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)

Bioterrorism and Biological Agents

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Biological agents cause anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia and viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Learn why these diseases are of the highest concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Preparedness Resources

General Preparedness & Response Resources

People with Special Needs

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Pet Preparedness

How to Reach Us

Health Department
621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: (541) 440-3568
Toll Free: 1 (800) 234-0985

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