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Bioterrorism, Health-Emergency Preparedness Eroding: Report

December 21, 2011
by Katherine Hobson
Wall Street Journal

 

Fears over bioterrorism have the U.S. government asking scientists to hold backon publishing details of their experiments with the bird flu virus.

That development comes against a backdrop of declining preparedness on the part of U.S. public-health departments to respond not only to potential bioterrorism attacks, but also outbreaks of new diseases and natural disasters, a new report says.

 

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