Volume 89 Issue 46 | pp. 30-31
Issue Date: November 14, 2011

Bioterror Threat Seen As Growing

Nation is better prepared for bioattack, but budget cuts hamper readiness
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security
Keywords: bioterrorism, biological weapons, biodefense

Ten years after a series of anthrax-laced letters killed five people and alerted America to the risks posed by bioterrorism, the country is still not adequately prepared for a large-scale terrorist attack using a biological weapon, federal officials and bio­security experts warn.

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