A study by researchers at St. Louis University School of Public Health discloses that while many health care professionals believe the risk of bioterrorism in America is high, they don’t believe it will ever strike near their home. Researchers at St. Louis University found that 74-percent of health care professionals surveyed believe the bioterrorism risk is high. Few of those same professionals – 32-percent – believe their own communities are at risk. Researcher Brooke Shadel says too many people believe terrorists will only strike where they have struck before. Shadel worries that if health care professionals believe the risk is low they might not value terrorism training as they should. But Shadel says all communities need to be prepared, because terrorists will attack anywhere in an attempt to make all of us think no where is safe. St. Louis University researchers surveyed more than 1,200 infection control practitioners in all 50 states. Most were nurses.
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