PacNet #69 - Next Generation Biosecurity for Asia: Keeping up with the Biotechnology Boom

  • Nov 5, 2012

    A global infectious disease outbreak involving a lethal pathogen - whether spread through a deliberate attack or originating from natural sources - could claim thousands to millions of lives and cause severe economic damage. It is essential not only to mitigate the consequences of an infectious disease pandemic, but also - with respect to deliberate biological attacks - to minimize the likelihood that it will happen in the first place.