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What is the Bio-threat?

What is the Bio-threat?

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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?  

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Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats

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Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats

A new NTI | bio report released today on the sidelines of the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties, “Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats,” outlines actionable recommendations for the international community to bolster prevention and response capabilities for high-consequence biological events.




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