The Resource Biological research : observations on DHS's analyses concerning whether FMD research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island : report to congressional committees

Biological research : observations on DHS's analyses concerning whether FMD research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island : report to congressional committees

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Biological research : observations on DHS's analyses concerning whether FMD research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island : report to congressional committees
Title
Biological research
Title remainder
observations on DHS's analyses concerning whether FMD research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island : report to congressional committees
Title variation
  • Biological research
  • Observations on DHS's analyses concerning whether FMD research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island
Title variation remainder
observations on Department of Homeland Security's analyses concerning whether foot and mouth disease (FMD) research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is the most highly infectious animal disease known: nearly 100 percent of exposed animals become infected with it. Although the United States has not had an outbreak of FMD since 1929, a single outbreak of FMD virus as a result of an accidental or intentional release from a laboratory on the U.S. mainland could have significant consequences for U.S. agriculture. The traditional approach to the disease, once infection is confirmed, is to depopulate infected and potentially infected livestock herds to eradicate the disease. The Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC), on a federally owned island off the northern tip of Long Island, New York, is the only facility in the United States that studies the live FMD virus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was responsible for the PIADC from its opening in the 1950s until June 2003, when USDA transferred responsibility for it to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as required by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. On January 19, 2006, DHS announced that to meet its obligations under HSPD-9, it would construct and operate a new facility, the National Bioand Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), containing several biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratories, BSL-3 agricultural (BSL-3-Ag) laboratories, and biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratories. FMD research is to be performed in a BSL-3-Ag laboratory. We testified in May 2008 that (1) studies that DHS cited in support of its conclusion that FMD work can be done as safely on the mainland did not specifically examine a possible FMD virus release and (2) DHS had not conducted or commissioned studies to show that FMD virus work can be done safely on the mainland
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DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Microbiological laboratories
  • Health risk assessment
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Foot-and-mouth disease
  • Biology
  • Plum Island (N.Y.)
Label
Biological research : observations on DHS's analyses concerning whether FMD research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island : report to congressional committees
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Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Aug. 2, 2009)
  • "The electronic version of this report was reposted July 30, 2009, to correct errors in table 6"--Cover
  • "July 2009."
  • "GAO-09-747."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised.
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 60 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Biological research : observations on DHS's analyses concerning whether FMD research can be done as safely on the mainland as on Plum Island : report to congressional committees
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Aug. 2, 2009)
  • "The electronic version of this report was reposted July 30, 2009, to correct errors in table 6"--Cover
  • "July 2009."
  • "GAO-09-747."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised.
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 60 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote

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