THE HOT ZONE connects with Kansas State University's long history as 'Silicon Valley for biodefense'

1 Jun 2019

Newswise — MANHATTAN — For more than 150 years, Kansas State University has been a national leader in animal health, biosciences and food safety research. 

It is a mission that harkens back to the university's land-grant beginnings and it is a mission that former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle highlighted in 2017 when he described Kansas State University as the "Silicon Valley for biodefense." 

Now the university and its leaders are again being highlighted for their biodefense efforts. Two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders — Nancy and Jerry Jaax — and their response to an Ebola-related outbreak have inspired the National Geographic limited series, THE HOT ZONE

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