The Department of Homeland Security is accepting proposals for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. The facility will research zoonotic diseases, which are caused by pathogens that infect animals but also can be transmitted to humans. The DHS is considering proposals for 18 sites in 11 states. The Georgia Consortium for Health and Agro-Security has proposed a building site near UGA.
This Web site offers the vital details of the facility itself and its purpose. The “NBAF in the News” section keeps the reader up-to-date on the site selection process.
Visit the website at www.uga.edu/nbaf/ .