Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 21 (3):277-310 (2011)

Rebecca Walker
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Biodefense and emerging infectious disease animal research aims to avoid or ameliorate human disease, suffering, and death arising, or potentially arising, from natural outbreaks or intentional deployment of some of the world’s most dreaded pathogens. Top priority research goals include finding vaccines to prevent, diagnostic tools to detect, and medicines for smallpox, plague, ebola, anthrax, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers, among many other pathogens (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [NIAID] priority pathogens). To this end, increased funding for conducting research, developing research facilities, and purchasing (stockpiling) developed vaccines, diagnostic tools, and therapeutics ..
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