Tech in the News: Is the U.S. Prepared for an Attack with a Weaponized Biothreat like Smallpox?

Margaret E. Kosal

Posted January 22, 2018

External Article: The Infectious Disease News

Margaret E. Kosal, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, was quoted in the Infectious Disease News, January 22, article, “Is the U.S. Prepared for an Attack with a Weaponized Biothreat like Smallpox?” The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

Excerpt:

Physicians have not only mulled and discussed the grave dangers posed to the United States by natural-borne infectious disease pandemics, but they have also warned of those that are engineered as weapons. Numerous experts consider the prospect of a terrorist attack on the U.S. with a weaponized and highly virulent pathogen a real danger.

Infectious Disease News asked Margaret E. Kosal, Ph.D., an associate professor and director of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs security program at Georgia Tech, if the U.S. is prepared for an attack with a biological threat like smallpox or another potentially devastating disease.

For the full article, visit the Infectious Disease News website.