Day 30: The Impact of Mass Evacuations on Host Communities Following Nuclear Terrorism

  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Date Posted: 12 June 2013
  • Source: Irwin Redlener, MD for a IOM Forum

This white paper prepared for the January 23-24, 2013 workshop on Nationwide Response to an Improvised  Nuclear Device Attack, hosted by the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health  Preparedness for Catastrophic Events together with the National Association of County and City Health  Officials.  The paper investigates what the mid- to long-term public health and related implications for communities that abruptly and involuntarily become host to large numbers of evacuees.  How with a host community accommodate enormous and sudden population expansion in the wake of a nuclear attack?

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