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The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is based at Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland. Its acronym is often pronounced "You Sam Rid."

USAMRIID is the only United States Department of Defense laboratory equipped to study highly hazardous viruses at Biosafety Level 4.

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Award-winning military and civilian scientists, highly trained support personnel, and unique, state-of-the-art research facilities make USAMRIID a critical resource for the Army, the Department of Defense, and the United States.

USAMRIID investigators contribute to advances in scientific knowledge and collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and academic centers of excellence worldwide.

USAMRIID was the first bio-facility of its type to research the Ames strain of anthrax, determined through genetic analysis to be the bacteria used in the 2001 anthrax attack. The organization's role in Ebola-Reston outbreak of 1989 was the focus of Richard Preston's bestselling 1994 book The Hot Zone (ISBN 0385479565). It was also prominently featured in the 1995 biomedical thriller Outbreak.


See Also:

USAMRICD - U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

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