What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Be informed and stay calm!
  • Be aware/stay alert - Information about specific biological and chemical weapons is available from the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Listen to local media for advice on what to do in the event of any incident or emergency.
  • If you develop unusual or sudden illness, call your physician or hospital emergency room immediately.
  • Practice good infection control.
  • Wash hands frequently and completely.
    • For 10 to 15 seconds
    • Rub longer if hands are dirty
    • Soap well every part of the hands (don't forget between the fingers)
    • Rinse in a flowing stream of water
    • When there is no water, use detergent-containing towelettes and alcohol-based hand-rubs
    • Dry hands with paper towels or hand dryers (operate lever-operated dispensers before washing and activate hand blowers with elbows to avoid re-infecting your hands)

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1. What is biological, chemical and radiological terrorism?
2. How great is the threat?
3. What can you do to protect yourself?
4. Can I be vaccinated?
5. How prepared is Steuben County?