National Institutes of Health Emergency Preparedness and Biodefense Interest Group

Emergency Preparedness and Biodefence Interest Group

four drawigns if emergencies -- hurricane, spore, gas, nuclearThe Emergency Preparedness and Biodefence Interest Group promotes scientific exchange on topics related to the public health challenges posed by natural and man-made emergencies, including acts of terrorism. Specific areas will include the following:

* basic science of biologic, chemical and nuclear threats
* pathogenesis of bioterrorism-related diseases public health
* implications of natural and man-made disasters
* surveillance and response systems
* knowledge base required for clinical diagnosis and intervention 

The coordinators of this group are Michael Bray and Jeffrey Kopp.

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