The National Biodefense Strategy considers that biological threats are among the most serious potential threats facing the US and the international community and recognizes that it is a vital interest of the United States to manage the risks arising from such threats.
This review examines evidence from the history of variolation, data on mucosal infection collected in the last decades of smallpox transmission, aerosol measurements, animal models, reports of smallpox lung among healthcare workers, and the epidemiology of smallpox regarding the potential importance of fine particle aerosol mediated transmission.
The US National Biodefense Strategy, released last year, highlights the need to reduce the emergence and spread of superbugs both domestically and internationally, and accelerate the development of new drugs, diagnostic tests, and vaccines.
This video is a recording of the meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. It covers:
- Current transnational biological threats;
- Homeland defense and security in the global context;
- Global security efforts to combat these threats;
- International public health security efforts; and
- The need to elevate global health security as a national and global priority.
This video offers program leaders from within the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Defense (DoD), and US Agency for International Development (USAID) speak to their work in reducing biological threats globally.
The Biodefense Policy Landscape Analysis Tool can be utilized to better understand the current state of the US biodefense enterprise.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released a second-generation, publicly available tool that maps out current biodefense responsibilities and brings clarity to the tangle of laws, directives, and agencies that together protect US citizens.
Homeland Preparedness News recently interviewed Connell about her goals for the National Institutes of Health’s National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) and her current research into Global Catastrophic Biological Risks (GCBRs).
The CBRNe Society’s official partnership with the Brazilian Armed Forces will bring together high-level decision-makers, experts and first responders in the field of CBRNe and EOD for an three-day conference and exhibition.
The event covers a wide range of aspects related to prevention from, protection against, and response to CBRN threats.