COVID-19 News

See USAMRIID scientists fighting on the COVID-19 front lines

While the rest of the world is following health official guidelines and practicing social distancing to prevent them from catching the virus, scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are literally hands-on with coronavirus -- on a daily basis.

Dressed in layers of protective gear, they work with live samples of the SARS-COV2 virus to produce purified versions that can be used by researchers to develop a vaccine, and also calibrate the millions of diagnostic tests now available that determine if someone has been infected with COVID-19.

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