Biosecurity Issues

Recent News

Feb 25, 2015

Experts air concerns about federal gain-of-function review

Two experts cite a perceived lack of public and global input, as well as potential conflict of interest.

Feb 04, 2015

Ebola uptick underscores response challenges

For the first time this year, all 3 nations see an increase in cases, while the CDC reports on a December lab incident.

Jan 29, 2015

News Scan for Jan 29, 2015

Flu vaccine in Canada
Egypt's H5N1 spike
H7N9 in China
Camera monitors in CDC labs
Jan 05, 2015

News Scan for Jan 05, 2015

Fort Detrick lab mishaps
More Saudi MERS cases
Saudi health ministry change
Polio in Pakistan, Africa
Dec 29, 2014

CDC lab tech still healthy after possible Ebola exposure

Mishandling of lab material that may have contained live virus follows other CDC safety lapses earlier in the year.

Dec 17, 2014

Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014

Next steps on GOF policy
More misplaced microbes found
Dec 04, 2014

News Scan for Dec 04, 2014

UK lab breaches
Pertussis in California
Antibiotics in food animals
Sep 25, 2014

US policy pushes institutions to scrutinize dual-use research

The new policy, which calls on scientists to flag their own experiments as DURC, was met with mixed reviews.

Sep 15, 2014

News Scan for Sep 15, 2014

Chikungunya spike
More EV-D68 cases
Additional MERS case
CDC animal-related safety breach
Poliovirus spill in Belgium
Sep 05, 2014

News Scan for Sep 05, 2014

More misplaced lab pathogens
No MERS in Filipino nurse
Foodborne hepatitis A

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

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