- The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, New Jersey
Hospital Association and the Medical Society of New Jersey have
produced an informational flyer
on anthrax that will be distributed to health care providers
we have issued much information on the anthrax situation to our
partners in public health, health care providers and - through the
media and our website - the public, this flyer cuts to the core
questions we have been addressing," said Health and Senior
Services Acting Commissioner George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD.
DiFerdinando added, "I wish to thank the Hospital Association
and the Medical Society for their outstanding support in responding
to this situation and for their help in producing and distributing
this flyer, especially in light of the upcoming flu season when
people with flu-like symptoms will be seeking testing and care."
flyer addresses patient questions and concerns and gives guidelines
on anthrax testing. It is designed for posting in the public areas
of hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices. More detailed information
is available at the department's website at www.state.nj.us/health.
Jersey Hospital Association President Gary Carter said, "It's
important to separate fact from fiction regarding the current anthrax
scare. In that light, we've collaborated with the department and
the physicians across the state to provide some common sense, to-the-point
guidelines we hope the public will adhere to." Carter noted
the flyer will be posted on the association's website at www.njha.com.
collaboration, coupled with the Medical Society's Emergency Information
Life Cards available at www.msnj.org,
demonstrates a broad-based commitment to help residents overcome
the biggest threats facing New Jersey: fear and the spread of misinformation,"
said Angelo S. Agro, MD, President, Medical Society of New Jersey.
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