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Summary of White House National Strategy
for Biosurveillance
. Jennifer Nuzzo, SM, summarizes this July 31, 2012, policy document that establishes the nations’ goals in building biosurveillance systems. Read now (8/1/2012)


annrpt20122011-2012 Annual Report
available online now. Go to report


New Report: The Industrialization of Biology and Its Impact on National Security. This horizon-scanning report on future biological dangers and related strategic concerns for homeland and national security identifies the potential evolutionary courses of current bioscience capabilities and the drivers that could help shape their evolution. Read full report (06/11/2012)

Improving Epidemic Response: Building Bridges Between the U.S. and China. The Center convened this conference in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2012, to explore U.S.-China approaches to and collaborations on response to public health emergencies. Read the conference report | View videos (06/06/12)


Biosecurity News Today

Most recent: August 10, 2012


  • Ebola in Uganda – Update

  • Avian Influenza – Situation in Indonesia – Update

  • Evaluation of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests for Influenza A (H3N2)v Virus and Updated Case Count -- United States, 2012

  • The Folly of Resuming Avian Flu Research

  • Routine Use of Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing in Diagnostic and Public Health Microbiology

  • Highly Conserved Protective Epitopes on Influenza B Viruses

  • Domestic Terrorism by Members of Extremist Groups a Serious Threat: FBI

  • Obama May Act to Stop Infrastructure Cyberattacks

  • Civil Disobedience

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