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The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office was established in December 2017 by consolidating primarily the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, a majority of the Office of Health Affairs, as well as other DHS elements.
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This letter relates to increasing the preparedness of the first responder community in advance of a public health emergency involving anthrax. Specifically, it includes information about actions that health professionals can take to help enable first responders to immediately support the public during an anthrax attack.