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Bioterrorism Preparedness for Infectious Disease (BTPID) Proposal

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Final rept. 1 Jan 2003-31 Dec 2006

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Bioterrorism preparedness for infectious disease BTPID as part of homeland defense initiatives continues to advance. Significant opportunities exist for new research and development of bioinformatics and telecommunications solutions for BTPlD that can complement ongoing initiatives. With this in mind this funded effort with additional proposal modifications progressed from a planning study identification of problems and potential solutions analyses of potential solutions all resulting in important recommendations and knowledge. This project also helped to establish a Joint Clinical Research Center in Thailand. In addition to the effort described above an additional modification was added to the existing proposal to expand relationships with nations in Southeast Asia SEA which will help foster bioterrorism related infectious disease research in Thailand and SEA in general. This modification enabled advanced simulation-based training on-site during the 2005 APMMC held in Vietnam. The project in its entirety represents a strengthening of knowledge and resources related to bioterrorism and infectious disease as well as a strengthening in Asia-Pacific relationships that are beneficial in working future problems related to bioterronsm infectious disease outbreaks and effective exchange of information. Publications resulting from certain efforts in this project also document this knowledge for application wherever it may be needed in the future. This final report summarizes the spectrum of objectives accomplishments and products from work conducted over the entire research period.

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  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

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