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Biosurveillance: Efforts to Develop a National Biosurveillance Capability Need a National Strategy and a Designated Leader

Anthrax kills 30 hippos in popular Uganda park

KAMPALA — Anthrax has killed at least 30 hippopotamuses in a popular Ugandan game park that saw a similar outbreak six years ago, officials said Wednesday. Tom Okello, conservation area manager at Queen Elizabeth National Park, a much-visited safari destination, said 10 of the hulking semi-aquatic animals were found dead over  Read More »

The Federation of American Scientists Launches the Virtual Biosecurity Center

The Federation of American Scientists Launches the Virtual Biosecurity Center to give the biosecurity community a central clearinghouse for information and resources. This endeavor marks the first in a long list of FAS projects aimed at galvanizing this community.

  • June 10, 2010

Bioterrorism Experts Criticize Possible Cuts to Bioshield Funds

WASHINGTON — Leading bioterrorism experts yesterday criticized the Obama administration’s apparent willingness to support a measure that could strip $2 billion from the coffers of programs to develop WMD countermeasures and fight pandemic flu. “Raiding the Bioshield SRF for nonbiodefense programs will drive a stake through the heart of America’s fledgling  Read More »