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Title Meeting critical laboratory needs for animal agriculture : examination of three options / Committee on an Analysis of the Requirements and Alternatives for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Capabilities, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 126 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents Introduction -- Critical need to protect US agriculture -- An integrated national system for addressing foreign animal diseases and zoonotic diseases -- Analysis and conclusions about three approaches for providing US infrastructure to counter foreign animal disease and zoonotic disease threats -- Overarching conclusions and recommendation
Summary "Outbreaks of animal disease can have catastrophic repercussions for animal agriculture, the food supply, and public health. Rapid detection, diagnosis and response, as well as development of new vaccines, are central to mitigating the impact of disease outbreaks. The proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) is a next-generation laboratory for animal disease diagnostics, training, and research that would provide core critical components for defense against foreign animal and zoonotic disease threats. But it will be a major investment with estimated construction costs of $1.14 billion, as currently designed. Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture: Examination of Three Options discusses the laboratory infrastructure needed to effectively address the threat posed by animal and zoonotic diseases and analyzes three options for creating this infrastructure: building NBAF as currently designed, building a scaled-back version of the NBAF, or maintaining current research capabilities at Plum Island Animal Disease Center while leveraging biosafety level-4 large animal capabilities at foreign laboratories"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed Nov. 2, 2012)
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Subject Agriculture -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Agroterrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Animal culture -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Animals -- Diseases -- United States -- Prevention.
Biological warfare -- United States -- Prevention.
Bioterrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Laboratories -- Standards -- United States.
Laboratory animals -- United States.
Zoonoses -- United States -- Prevention.
Laboratories -- organization & administration.
Laboratories -- standards.
Agriculture -- standards.
Biological Warfare -- prevention & control.
Bioterrorism -- prevention & control.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging -- prevention & control.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on an Analysis of the Requirements and Alternatives for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Capabilities.
ISBN 0309261309 (electronic bk.)
9780309261302 (electronic bk.)