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Developing, characterizing, and refining animal models are key to advancing medical countermeasures for high-consequence pathogens.
The core services group at the Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick (IRF Frederick) provides cell culture, hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry, microbiology, and molecular virology support for monitoring animals in infectious disease studies.
In vivo imaging is gaining increasing interest for the characterization of infectious diseases, including the ones caused by high-consequence pathogens.
The virology team at the Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick (IRF‑Frederick) has extensive expertise working with a range of high‑consequence viral pathogens.