An Overview of Bioterrorism
Priorities for Public Health Preparedness

Nelson Arboleda, MD, MPH
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program
National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

December 1, 2004

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Related Websites:
CDC Bioterrorism Website
Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors
Biodefense for the 21st Century
CDC Terrorism Preparedness and Response Strategy

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Dr. Arboleda is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His specific assignment is with the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and his Medical Degree from Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. He conducted his medical internship and his Masters of Public Health at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. While in Miami, he served as the Project Coordinator of the National Violent Death Reporting System of Miami Dade County.