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Navajo County Public Health Services
Bioterrorism Defense
General Information

The Bioterrorism Program works under the Navajo County Public Health Services District (NCPHSD) with direction provided by Arizona Department of Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), in response to changing world affairs and current events, Congress, in cooperation with the Administration, directed each state to establish an Office of Bioterrorism (BT). Initial funding was released in January 2002 for the planning and development of this capability. The Governor of Arizona directed the Arizona Department of Human Services to assist counties in developing their Bioterrorism programs. Navajo County has established the Office of Bioterrorism run by the Navajo County Public Health Services District, Office of Bioterrorism. Don Walker is the Program Director, charged with organizing and implementing Navajo County’s Bioterrorism Program capabilities.

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