What was the primary mode of smallpox transmission? Implications for biodefense

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.

Transnational Biological Threats and Global Security.

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.

Global Threats, Collaborative Solutions – Combatting Emerging Biothreats, US Agencies Perspectives.

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.

Connell of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity speaks about the future of biosecurity research, ethics

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).

NCT South America 2019

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.