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  •  JBAIDS (0+ / 0-)

    The JBAIDS is a reusable, portable, modifiable biological agent identification and diagnostic system capable of rapid, reliable and simultaneous identification of multiple biological agents and other pathogens of operational concern. Sixteen pathogen surveillance
    assay kits are deployed covering 14 Biological Warfare (BW) agents. In addition, seven (7) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared in vitro Diagnostic (IVD) kits (Anthrax, Tularemia, Plague, QFever, and H5 avian Flu, Influenza Typing Kit for Pan Influenza A, Influenza B, and a Influenza A Subtyping Kit (Seasonal Influenza A/H1 and H3, Swine Influenza A, and Influenza A (H1N12009) have been fielded. The integration of food pathogen surveillance assays for Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp., and Listeria spp. is under development to support DoD
    Veterinary Services Detachments’ mission needs and National Guard Bureau Civil Support Team requirements.  

    https://jacks.jpeocbd.army.mil/...

    http://biofiredefense.com/...

    the Clear Light is the consciousness of the quantum vacuum

    by Sharkmeister on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 06:28:10 PM PDT

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    •  that's not a field system (1+ / 0-)
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      It analyzes samples brought back from the field using DNA sequencing.

      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 06:48:30 PM PDT

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      •  They bring samples back to a lab tent? (1+ / 0-)
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        So it's not a geiger counter that starts clicking.  

        They tromp around asking "who has a headache?" and take samples back to their tent for testing.  It's still a serious concern... that they might be concerned.

        the Clear Light is the consciousness of the quantum vacuum

        by Sharkmeister on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 07:05:03 PM PDT

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        •  that's right (2+ / 0-)
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          There is not yet any equivalent to a biological geiger counter for them.

          To be fair to the Defense Department, though, since the 1975 Biological Weapons Convention that outlawed germ warfare, and particularly since the end of the Cold War, biological weapons detection was no longer much of a priority for them. Even after 9-11 when money once again started flooding in for it, it all focused on the pathogens most likely to be used by a biological terrorist--things like anthrax spores.

          In the end, reality always wins.

          by Lenny Flank on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 07:21:57 PM PDT

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