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BioWatch and the Brown Cap
1Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Citation Information: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, DOI: 10.2202/1547-7355.1823, January 2011
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The United States has invested significant resources toward creating a surveillance capability that can detect emerging diseases or acts of bioterrorism. While this is a timely pursuit — the WHO states new diseases are being detected at an unprecedented rate — the effort remains disjointed and oriented toward “high-tech” solutions, often at the expense of potentially readily apparent solutions. This article examines extant surveillance efforts and proposes that a more mundane approach to biosurveillance may actually be more productive.