Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States

The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. The report, published in April amid growing fears that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa, says that the portable systems are designed for “low probability, high consequence” scenarios.

Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are “rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens,” says executive officer for the DOD’s Chemical and Biological Defense group Carmen J. Spencer.

full article: Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States

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  1. I wish people would start taking things like this more seriously. Given the times we are in, it may not be a natural occurrence if a viral pandemic of any sort hits us, it may be because terrorists have brought it upon us because they love to see innocent people die horrible deaths. If we would all start getting prepared, putting a little extra away each week, it won’t strain our budgets and when a crisis of any sort hits, we won’t have to worry about store shelves being emptied of food and other essentials we’ll need.

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