Biosecurity Issues

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Jul 01, 2016
Lab workers

Federal report discloses incidents in high-containment labs

Document from Federal Select Agent Program aims at public transparency on lab work involving potentially dangerous pathogens.

Jun 24, 2016

News Scan for Jun 24, 2016

White House Zika funding threat
Saudi MERS update
Flu vaccine developments
CDC lab incident disclosures
Measles susceptibility estimate
Jun 03, 2016

News Scan for Jun 03, 2016

Saudi MERS case
More CDC lab mishaps
Ebola test for emergency use
Meningitis B vaccination
Jun 01, 2016
Biosafety PPE

NSABB finalizes GOF guidance; White House to weigh in

The group voted unanimously on policy regarding avian flu and other viruses.

Apr 21, 2016
Biosafety lab

GAO: Many US agencies have gaps in lab safety policies

High-containment labs across the US government, including the CDC, have safety gaps, the GAO says.

Apr 15, 2016

News Scan for Apr 15, 2016

Ebola vaccine's future
More US flu deaths
US biodefense coordination
WHO dengue vaccine advice
Carbapenem resistance in Europe
Scope infections
Malaria drug resistance
Jan 08, 2016
BSL4

Gain-of-function debate focuses on clarity, global perspective

The next step in the deliberations is a 2-day National Academies of Science symposium in March. 

Jan 07, 2016
Mutated virus

NSABB launches new phase of GOF research debate

Some topics: weighing risks and benefits, ethical issues, and global involvement.

Dec 11, 2015
Lab vials and syringes

GOF risk-benefit analysis unveiled ahead of NSABB debate

The analysis is a key part of a federal review of controversial studies on H5N1 and other pathogens.

Dec 09, 2015

News Scan for Dec 09, 2015

CDC lab regulator out
Antimicrobial overuse
Global STI incidence

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

DoD Inspector General. Evaluation of DoD biological safety and security implementation. Apr 27, 2016

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