USA - Homeland security renews Animal Disease Centers

Efforts to protect the nation from potentially catastrophic animal diseases will continue with a $21 million package from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Texas A&M University and Kansas State University. The monies will support the homeland security department's Center of Excellence for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense at the universities through 2016.
Tuesday 6 April 2010 (8 years 7 months 7 days ago)
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Efforts to protect the nation from potentially catastrophic animal diseases will continue with a $21 million package from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Texas A&M University and Kansas State University. The monies will support the homeland security department's Center of Excellence for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense at the universities through 2016.

Texas A&M's FAZD Center will focus on developing information and analysis systems designed to provide decision makers with tools to manage foreign animal and zoonotic disease outbreaks. The FAZD Center will also continue work on biological systems and education programs.

http://www.usagnet.com/story-national.php?Id=633&yr=2010

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