Predict Disease Outbreaks Like a Meteorologist Predicts the Weather

An attack that seems to come from nowhere and advances like a silent predator creeping on its prey, through the ranks of troops and civilians alike – that is the fear a biological attack or emerging disease event brings: an unseen enemy striking without warning. Researchers from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department are working with other U.S. government, state, and local agencies to be able to make these unseen enemies visible by strengthening the Nation’s biosurveillance capabilities to provide early warning notification to warfighters and first responders.

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