Identification

Name

BioWatch

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Created

2014-07-08 20:27:55+00:00

Modified

2016-07-06 20:32:45.693478+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

BioWatch is the only federally-managed, locally-operated nationwide bio-surveillance system designed to detect the intentional release of select aerosolized biological agents. Deployed in more than 30 metropolitan areas throughout the country, the system is a collaborative effort of health personnel at all levels of government.

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Early warning
Year start

2001

Related system
(1) BioPortal ()

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
Geography

Yes

Disease properties
(1) Select agents or toxins

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records