Biosecurity Issues

Recent News

Jul 19, 2017

News Scan for Jul 19, 2017

Lab-linked Salmonella
Ebola persistence
Polio in Syria
Sri Lanka dengue battle
Measles and travel
Acute flaccid myelitis
Jul 17, 2017

News Scan for Jul 17, 2017

Cyclospora in Texas
Non-prudent abx use in Europe
MERS super spreader
Smallpox vaccine deal
Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Feb 28, 2017

News Scan for Feb 28, 2017

Zika study rejected
Asymptomatic Ebola
MERS cases
CEPI names CEO
Biosecurity lab in China
Jan 10, 2017

News Scan for Jan 10, 2017

Trump taps anti-vaxxer
DURC recommendations
Saudi MERS cases
MCR-1 in pigs
Flu in Northern Hemisphere
Madagascar plague
Jan 05, 2017

News Scan for Jan 05, 2017

More Saudi MERS
CDC lab-mishap reports
New malaria vaccine
Avian flu in Chile
Novel H5N6 in Korea
Dec 16, 2016

News Scan for Dec 16, 2016

New Zika cases
H7N2 avian flu in NYC cats
Ricin exposure
Immune globulin for anthrax
Cholera in Yemen
Dec 08, 2016

News Scan for Dec 08, 2016

Illinois Elizabethkingia probe
Mumps in highly vaccinated group
Lab security threats from insiders
Drug-resistant TB meningitis
Oct 05, 2016

News Scan for Oct 05, 2016

H5N1 in UAE, Nigeria
MERS sample mishandling
US Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
NICU respiratory infections
Sep 22, 2016
Petri dish in lab

GAO finds 11 more breaches at high-security labs

The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

GAO. High-containment laboratories: improved oversight of dangerous pathogens needed to mitigate risk. GAO-16-642 Sep 21, 2016

Watson C, Watson M, Kirk Sell T. Federal funding for health security in FY2018. Health Security 2017 (published online Jun 27)

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