New Web Site Provides Videos of Doctors, Health Officials Discussing ‘Myths and Realities’ of Bioterrorism
The medical information company DigiScript Inc. has created the Bioterrorism Learning Center, a new Web site that shows video presentations of doctors, scientists and government officials dispensing information on bioterrorism and clarifying some misconceptions about bioterrorist threats, the Washington Times reports. The Web site -- http://bioterrorism.digiscript.com -- was established to teach people how to differentiate between "the myths and realities of bioterrorism," the Times reports. The Web site currently contains videos on topics including "understanding and addressing bioterrorism proliferation," responding to bioterrorism and the CDC clinical laboratory's response to bioterrorism. Brian Whitfield, chair and CEO of DigiScript, said that the site is one of many that address bioterrorism, but added that his site is different because the information is unedited and comes directly from physicians and scientists who have studied chemical and biological warfare. The American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the College of American Pathologists have provided material for the site, and the American College of Preventive Medicine will provide additional information (Sorokin, Washington Times, 1/9).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.