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Main Title High-containment biosafety laboratories DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives / {electronic resource} :
CORP Author Kingsbury, Nancy
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-08-821T
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 228635853
Subjects United States.--Dept. of Homeland Security--Rules and practice
Subject Added Ent Microbiological laboratories--United States; Medical laboratories--United States; Health risk assessment--United States; Environmental risk assessment--United States; Foot-and-mouth disease--Research
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EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2008
Collation {29} p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on May 23, 2008). "For release on deliver...May 22, 2008." Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548. "GAO-08-821T." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes DHS is proposing to move foot-and mouth disease (FMD) research from its current location at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center--located on a federally owned island off the northern tip of Long Island, New York--and potentially onto the United States mainland. FMD is the most highly infectious animal disease that is known. Nearly 100 percent of exposed animals become infected. A single outbreak of FMD on the U.S. mainland could have significant economic consequences. Concerns have been raised about moving FMD research off its island location and onto the U.S. mainland--where it would be in closer proximity to susceptible animal populations--as opposed to building a new facility on the island. GAO was asked to evaluate the evidence DHS used to support its decision that FMD work can be done safely on the U.S. mainland, whether an island location provides any additional protection over and above that provided by modern high containment laboratories on the mainland, and the economic consequences of an FMD outbreak on the U.S. mainland. In preparing this testimony, GAO interviewed officials from DHS and USDA, talked with experts in FMD and high-containment laboratories worldwide, and reviewed studies on FMD, high-containment laboratories, and the economic consequences of FMD outbreaks. GAO also visited the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and other animal biocontainment laboratories in other countries....
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Government Accountability Office. ; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Alternate Title DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
Series Title Traced Testimony ; GAO-08-821T
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20080523093714
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-08-821T
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03759nam 2200493Ia 45020