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The Importance of Early Detection of a Potential Biological Attack

“We all know the importance of early detection in the treatment of diseases and medical emergencies. Routine screenings and monitoring as well as rapid response save thousands of lives every year. The same principles apply when mitigating the effects of biological threats, which is why DHS works with state and local officials through the BioWatch program to monitor for traces of dangerous pathogens in public places where large groups of people gather to ensure that we respond quickly when a potential threat is identified.”

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Source US DHS – Dr. Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

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