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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 global proliferation of biocontainment laboratories raises questions about how to ensure their safe and secure operations while enhancing their contributions to science and global health.

Ebola has flared up in Congo many times before, but never in these circumstances. The outbreak’s location near the eastern city of Beni, in a volatile borderland — and amid the presence of a rebel group — means that it will take more than medical expertise to prevent a much wider epidemic.

The disproportionate number of recent infections among children in the Democratic Republic of Congo has come as a surprise; typically young children don’t make up a big proportion of cases during an Ebola outbreak.

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