Penn State University veterinarian and epidemiologist Eugene J. Lengerich trains students to prepare for public health threats including terrorist attacks and bioterrorism, natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and even disease outbreaks. Regarding whether the U.S. is prepared for future disasters, such as pandemic flu, Dr. Lengerich said, "That's a real threat ... A lot of people predict it's going to happen at some point in time."

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