Located on the campus of Kansas State University, NABC is an integral part of the Midwest’s expanding animal health corridor. NABC contributes to and accesses a vast network of interdisciplinary research and resources in areas such as animal disease, food-borne pathogens, plant pathogens and environmental changes affecting agriculture and human health.
Zoonotic diseases are diseases caused by infectious agents capable of transmission from animals either directly to humans or indirectly through a vector. Approximately 75% of recently emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are of animal origin and about 60% of all human pathogens are zoonotic.
Homeland Security Presidential Directive – 9 (HSPD -9), Defense of the United States Agriculture and Food, states that America’s agricultural and food sector is vital to our economy and is one of the key underpinnings of national security.