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Public Health Preparedness & Response

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In response to the deadly events of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent anthrax attacks, the Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch (PHP&R) was created in 2002. Since its development, PHP&R has coordinated North Carolina's public health response to public health crises and supported local health departments/districts in incidents such as West Nile virus, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, SARS, Ebola, Zika, bacterial contamination of food by E. coli, C. botulinum and Salmonella, numerous hurricanes and even the potential threat from radiation released by the tsunami-damaged nuclear complex in Japan.

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