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How To Identify A Killer Virus -- Epidemic Outbreaks, Biological Attacks Detectable By Simple Electronic Reporting Method

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April 21, 2000
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Sandia National Laboratories
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In a Hollywood-style biological attack, Bruce Willis or, better yet, George Clooney would be expected to render a killer virus harmless in 90 minutes. Because happy endings in real life are less certain, a pilot program to help doctors identify and contain disease outbreaks has begun at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories -- a prime developer of technologies intended to mitigate the impact of biological weapons deployed by terrorists.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In a Hollywood-style biological attack, Bruce Willis or, better yet, George Clooney would be expected to render a killer virus harmless in 90 minutes.


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Sandia National Laboratories. "How To Identify A Killer Virus -- Epidemic Outbreaks, Biological Attacks Detectable By Simple Electronic Reporting Method." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 April 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000421084109.htm>.
Sandia National Laboratories. (2000, April 21). How To Identify A Killer Virus -- Epidemic Outbreaks, Biological Attacks Detectable By Simple Electronic Reporting Method. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000421084109.htm
Sandia National Laboratories. "How To Identify A Killer Virus -- Epidemic Outbreaks, Biological Attacks Detectable By Simple Electronic Reporting Method." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000421084109.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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