Biodefense and Pandemic Preparations Need a Shot in the Arm

Clerici, John M.
July 2006
Leading Edge;Summer2006, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p1
This article discusses the importance of the threat of bioterrorism on the U.S. public heath system in 2006. Along with the global spread of infectious diseases such as avian flu and SARS, the threat sharply improved the public health system. Some health projects which contributed this progress are cited, including the effort of the Department of Health and Human Services to acquire anthrax vaccines. In addition, this article explores the expenditures on medical research and development.


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