Medical Countermeasures

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What are medical countermeasures?

Medical countermeasures (MCMs) are medicines and medical suplies that can be used to diagnose, prevent, or treat diseases related to chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) threats.

MCMs can include

Biologic products – vaccines, blood products, and antibodies

Drugs – antimicrobial or antiviral drugs

Devices – diagnostic tests to identify threat agents and personal protective equipment (PPE)

 

Learn more: www.cdc.gov/cpr/readiness

Page last reviewed: October 5, 2020, 05:05 PM