Conclusion 10: To most appropriately fill critical laboratory needs in the United States, all factors of concern (including site location, risk assessment, political considerations, adaptability for the future) will need to be considered in a more comprehensive assessment.

RECOMMENDATION

Regardless of the options considered for a central facility, the committee recommends that DHS and USDA develop and implement an integrated national strategy that utilizes a distributed system for addressing FAD and zoonotic disease threats.



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