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Prepositioning Antibiotics For Anthrax – New IOM Report Releasing September 30
Released: 9/27/2011

If an anthrax attack occurred in a large city, hundreds of thousands of people could need rapid access to antibiotics to prevent possible illness or death. Delivering these antibiotics effectively after an attack is a public health challenge because of the large number of people who may be exposed and the brief window of time during which they would need to take the antibiotics.

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