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The special medical needs of children make it essential that healthcare facilities be prepared for both pediatric and adult victims of bioterrorism attacks and other public health emergencies. Clinicians and hospital administrators may use the report’s recommendations to develop unique responses to mass casualty events involving pediatric patients.