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Title:

Straight Talk with . . . Tom Inglesby

Image of article Dr. Tom Inglesby
Date posted:
June 06, 2013
Publication type:
Interview
Publication:

 Nature Med 2013;19(6):657 

Publisher:
Nature Publishing Co.
DOI:
10.1038/nm0613-657
Availability:
Open access
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Introduction:

When letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several US senators and media offices in September 2001, just one week after the 9/11 attacks, bioterrorism catapulted to the national stage. Political leaders and public health officials, desperate for guidance on this once-theoretical scenario, turned to experts including Tom Inglesby, then deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, a bioterrorism research and analysis think tank in Baltimore. In the years that followed, Inglesby and his colleagues ran exercises to simulate bioterror incidents, established a peer-reviewed journal on biodefense and advised government agencies on how to reduce the public health impact of biological threats.

 

 

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