Volume 89 Issue 15 | pp. 30-32
Issue Date: April 11, 2011

Biosecurity Effort Expands To Africa

U.S. seeks to secure deadly pathogens to prevent their use in bioterror attacks
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security
Keywords: Defense Department, bioterrorism, biosecurity

The Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program is a U.S. initiative that began two decades ago to help secure and destroy nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the republics of the former Soviet Union. Now, the program is being expanded to confront the threat of bioterrorism in other regions of the world.

Specifically, some of the world’s deadliest diseases—including the Ebola, Marburg, and Rift Valley Fever viruses—occur naturally in Africa, . . .

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