BioWatch in a Box

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BioWatch, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) environmental monitoring program, has been successfully operating in many of the nation's urban centers since early 2003. This early warning environmental monitoring system can detect trace amounts of biological materials in the air, and has been used to provide information to assist public health experts determine whether detected materials are due to an intentional release (bioterrorism incident) or due to minute quantities that occur naturally in the environment. BioWatch information enables federal, state, and local officials to more quickly determine appropriate emergency response, medical care and consequence management.

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McBride, M T; Dzentis, J M & Meyer, R M February 1, 2006.

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BioWatch, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) environmental monitoring program, has been successfully operating in many of the nation's urban centers since early 2003. This early warning environmental monitoring system can detect trace amounts of biological materials in the air, and has been used to provide information to assist public health experts determine whether detected materials are due to an intentional release (bioterrorism incident) or due to minute quantities that occur naturally in the environment. BioWatch information enables federal, state, and local officials to more quickly determine appropriate emergency response, medical care and consequence management.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-218632
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/877789 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 877789
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc880661

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  • February 1, 2006

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McBride, M T; Dzentis, J M & Meyer, R M. BioWatch in a Box, report, February 1, 2006; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc880661/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.