Be Prepared - Fact Sheets and Resources

Would you know what to do in the event of a significant public health incident, such as a natural disaster, pandemic or act of terrorism? Visit the pages and fact sheets below for information on how to prepare for and respond to a variety of emergencies. 

General Preparedness Information

Bioterrorism Agents and Diseases

Cold Weather

Hot Weather

Hurricanes, Storms and Floods

Influenza (Flu)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS or MERS-CoV)




  • Radiation Emergencies
  • Dirty Bombs
  • Improvised Nuclear Devices (IND)
  • Radiation Emergencies Web page

    Zika Virus Disease

  • Maryland Information
  • CDC Website
  • Avoiding Mosquito Bites
  • Travel During Pregnancy
  • Mosquito Control Fact Sheet

  • Last updated: 4.25.16