Bioterrorism

Recent News

Aug 31, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Aug 31, 2015

Further lab biosafety lapses
Smallpox vaccine response
Aug 19, 2015

News Scan for Aug 19, 2015

More Cyclospora cases
Plague in California
Ricin vaccine funding
Aug 18, 2015

News Scan for Aug 18, 2015

Vaccine hesitancy
FDA on contaminated scopes
More chikungunya cases
Anthrax vaccine contract
Jul 17, 2015
BSL-3 lab

Feds propose adding H5N1 to HHS select agent list

The CDC proposes adding certain H5N1 viruses to HHS's select agent list; experts have varied reactions.

Jul 09, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Jul 09, 2015

Slow US biosurveillance efforts
More labs receive live anthrax
Jul 07, 2015
Doctors pushing gurney

HHS 2015 preparedness grants hold at 2014 level

Grants to support emergency preparedness for local public health agencies and hospitals equal about $840 million.

Jun 17, 2015
Clostridium botulinum colony

Study: Novel botulinum toxin less dangerous than thought

A new botulinum toxin can be blocked using available antitoxins, a new study says.

Jun 11, 2015

News Scan for Jun 11, 2015

Flap over DHS contract move
Ghana halts Ebola vaccine trials
Zika virus case denied
May 28, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for May 28, 2015

Live anthrax samples shipped in error
National biodefense lab ground-breaking
May 14, 2015

News Scan for May 14, 2015

MERS muddle in Saudi Arabia
H7N9 cases in China
Smallpox vaccine trials
Flu vaccine plant OK'd
Polio vaccination

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adalja AA, Toner E, Inglesby TV. Clinical management of potential bioterrorism-related conditions. N Engl J Med 2015 Mar 5;372(10):954-62

Boddie C. Federal funding in support of Ebola medical countermeasures R&D. Health Security 2015 Jan/Feb;13(1):3-8

GAO. High-containment laboratories: preliminary observations on federal efforts to address weaknesses exposed by recent safety lapses. GAO-15-792T. Jul 28, 2015

Rebmann T, Loux TM, Zink TK, et al. Infection prevention and mass vaccination training for U.S. point of dispensing staff and volunteers: a national study. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Jan 27)

Riccardo F, Shigematsu M, Chow C, et al. Interfacing a biosurveillance portal and an international network of institutional analysts to detect biological threats. Biosecur Bioterror 2014 Nov/Dec;12(6):325-36

Rozell DJ. Assessing and managing the risks of potential pandemic pathogen research. (Letter) mBio 2015 Jul 21;6(4):e01075-15

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