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Useful Information on Bomb and Other Threatening Incidents

Useful links for recognizing bomb risk and dealing with mental and physical traumas resulting from events similar to the Boston Marathon incident.

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Boston health officials are dealing with the immediate aftermath of two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the afternoon of April 15, 2013. CDC offers resources that may help local or state health officials prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the health effects of bombings, and other mass casualty events. 

Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response
CDC’s “Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response” website, available at, is the primary location for resources for the general public and for health professionals. Public health officials can assist in disseminating the following resources to the audiences who need them.
Information for the General Public
The following resources on the “Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response” website offer information for the general public about bombings, and injuries and stress associated with mass casualty events: