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News Release

 
   PO 360
   Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

   For Release:
   October 16, 2001

George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH
Acting Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Laura Otterbourg or Dennis McGowan
609-984-7160


DHSS Answers Calls on Bioterrorism
   

TTRENTON - New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., M.D., today said his department has been staffing a telephone line at the state's Emergency Operations Center to address bioterrorism concerns from members of the health care community and the public.

The bioterrorism phone line, 609-538-6030, is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The number has received about 840 phone calls since it became operational Friday, October 12. Calls after hours should be made to 609-392-2020.

In addition, Dr. DiFerdinando said information on the state's bioterrorism preparedness and response plan, physician information and advice for mail handlers is available on the department's website at www.state.nj.us/health.

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