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.
The current outbreak began in November, and since then 913 cases have been registered.
This is a fresh outbreak of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) in the district as the last positive case was reported on January 29.
An effective universal vaccine would provide a huge leg up against an emerging influenza pandemic.