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International Biosecurity and Prevention Forum (IBPF)

The International Biosecurity and Prevention Forum is a U.S Government initiative dedicated to preventing the misuse of biological agents as weapons of mass destruction. The initiative focuses on international collaboration and information sharing to enable implementation of biosecurity best practices.

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The outbreak spread from North Kivu province into neighboring Ituri province when a man who was treated for heart problems in Mangina, where the outbreak was declared August 1, returned home.

There is now strong consensus that dromedary camels are the main source of transmission of MERS-CoV to humans. Despite MERS-CoV causing little to no disease in dromedaries, MERS-CoV can circulate within and between dromedary herds, and from dromedaries to humans.

The Nashville Metro Public Health Department has confirmed 74 cases of hepatitis A  since December.

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