North Carolina’s Bio-Preparedness Collaborative showed off the biosurveillance system it is setting up for North Carolina at a conference earlier this week in Raleigh.

The collaborative includes UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and SAS with support from the U.S. department of Homeland Security.

The system is designed to provide early outbreak detection in the event of a biological attack or of other health-related events.

Called the NCB-Prepared system, it is not yet complete but state health leaders were briefed about the progress of the project. Data from a wide variety of sources, such as ambulance calls and emergency room reports as well as veterinary records will be incorporated into the data base.

For more about the program, read here.

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