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Anti-Terrorism Conference Focuses On Public Health Emergencies

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DURHAM, N.C. — Terrorism and biosecurity experts from four countries gathered in Durham this week to take part in an anti-terrorism conference.

Representatives from Ireland, Britain, Canada and the United States attended the conference at RTI International to hone a report aimed at identifying the best ways to deal with domestic terrorist threats and other public health emergencies.

"We're hoping to develop best practices that we can recommend back to the U.S. government so they can employ them here," said Joe Eyerman of RTI International.

It's the third phase of a multi-year study funded by the National Institute of Justice, a research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. This phase is examining coordination among public health and law enforcement agencies.

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