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

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.