What is the Bio-threat?

Infectious diseases kill more than 17 million people each year, yet the biological agents responsible only make headlines during horrifying epidemics, like the Ebola outbreak of 2014, or following a terrorist attack like the 2001 anthrax letter attacks.

The Bio-threat is one of the most serious global security challenges today, but what is it? Is enough being done to prevent catastrophe?  

June 17, 2016
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The Bio-threat kills millions of people each year. From Ebola outbreaks to the use of Bacillus Anthracis as a weapon of terror, what is being done to prevent catastrophe?

This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright 2017.