DEFENSE ONE- The U.S. Defense Department is getting set to push for a new vaccine against “Q-fever” bacteria, an agent with a reputation as a potential terrorism tool acquired in part through its history as a government-made biological weapon.

The Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency is planning an online forum on Dec. 5 to facilitate conversation with potential developers of a vaccine against Q fever, which is also known by the bacteria’s formal designation, Coxiella burnetii.

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