Biosecurity Issues

Recent News

Jun 30, 2015

News Scan for Jun 30, 2015

MERS death
Vaccine exemption law
Pleas for better lab safety
Global sanitation failures
More H5N1 in Ghana
Maternal HIV, syphilis
Jun 19, 2015

News Scan for Jun 19, 2015

B anthracis kill failure
Ebola drug disappoints
Salmonella from geckos
Diagnosing Zika virus
Dengue in Yemen
Jun 17, 2015

News Scan for Jun 17, 2015

CDC lab-mishap reporting delay
New Saudi MERS case
Good polio news
Malaria drug candidate
Jun 05, 2015

News Scan for Jun 05, 2015

Five Saudi MERS cases
NIH pharmacy lapses
Drug-resistant Shigella
Zika virus in Americas
Call for better lab biosecurity
Jun 03, 2015

News Scan for Jun 03, 2015

Vets and animal antibiotics
More anthrax shipments
H5 avian flu in Ghana
Novel bunyaviruses
Jun 01, 2015

News Scan for Jun 01, 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone
DoD anthrax probe
Chikungunya cases
Avian flu in Taiwan
May 29, 2015

News Scan for May 29, 2015

High-containment mishaps
2nd US case of Bourbon virus
Vaccine safety
May 28, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for May 28, 2015

Live anthrax samples shipped in error
National biodefense lab ground-breaking
May 20, 2015

News Scan for May 20, 2015

Global malaria goals
Handling of lab pathogens
New strain of rabies
Fungal meningitis payment
Apr 30, 2015
Vaccinia lesion

CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker

The lab worker was infected after a needlestick injury, despite receiving the vaccine 10 months prior.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

GAO (US Government Accountability Office). High-containment laboratories: recent incidents of biosafety lapses. GAO-14-785T. Jul 16, 2014

Imperiale MJ, Casadevall A. A new synthesis for dual use research of concern. PLoS Med 2015 Apr 14;12(4):e1001813

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