Public Health and 9/11: The CDC announced this week that the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, their newsletter on disease trends, will be published published more frequently if necessary, to provide needed information in event of a bioterrorist attack. They also have coined new diagnosis codes to track mortality and morbidity from terrorism. Before September 11, 2001, victims of terrorism were lumped together as homicides. Now, they have their own designations, one “for terrorism involving an assault (homicide)” and “another for terrorism involving intentional self-harm (suicide).” The entire issue of MMWR this week is devoted to Sept. 11, including the final death toll.
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9/11/2002 05:55:00 AM