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Understanding 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?

Produced by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (https://nonproliferation.org/) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies for the Nuclear Threat Initiative, this brief video will help you better understand how we can prevent biological threats.

The Bio-Threat

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Technical Experts and International Diplomats Convened to Advance the “Joint Assessment Mechanism”

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Technical Experts and International Diplomats Convened to Advance the “Joint Assessment Mechanism”

NTI | bio convened two working groups of international biosecurity experts to discuss policy and institutional considerations, and technical operations for the Joint Assessment Mechanism (JAM) to identify the source of high-consequence biological outbreaks of unknown origin.




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