Bioterrorism

Recent News

Jul 13, 2018

News Scan for Jul 13, 2018

First smallpox drug approved
Suspected Ebola cases
Jun 29, 2018

News Scan for Jun 29, 2018

Polio in the DRC and Somalia
Cyclospora outbreak total grows
Biodefense roadmap
Avian flu in Ghana and Denmark
Jun 21, 2018

News Scan for Jun 21, 2018

More suspected DRC Ebola
ACIP on flu, anthrax vaccines
US food outbreak review
Jun 20, 2018
Mystery pathogen

New report spotlights top synthetic biology threats

Re-creating known pathogenic viruses and making existing bacteria more dangerous are among the top threats.

Jun 19, 2018
Brussels sprouts on conveyer

FDA releases new guidance on food defense

The rule is meant to lower the risk of exposing food facilities to intentional adulteration, such as acts of terrorism.

Jun 04, 2018

News Scan for Jun 04, 2018

Salmonella and frozen breaded chicken
States' readiness funding
DTaP vaccine safety
Lyme rash in Canada
May 23, 2018

News Scan for May 23, 2018

More Nipah in India
Lassa vaccine partnership
Seasonal flu economic burden
Anthrax prophylaxis guidance
Infrared Zika detection
May 16, 2018

News Scan for May 16, 2018

Pandemic exercise lessons
Saudi MERS case
New rapid rabies test
May 02, 2018

News Scan for May 02, 2018

Hypervirulent, drug-resistant Klebsiella
Smallpox antiviral treatment
Nigerian Lassa fever
Dengue in Reunion
Apr 24, 2018

News Scan for Apr 24, 2018

US stockpile management
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Meningitis B vaccine progress

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bjork A, Sosin DM. Characterization of departures from regulatory requirements identified during inspections conducted by the US Federal Select Agent Program, 2014-15. Health Secur 2017 Dec 1;15(6):587-98

GAO. Biodefense: Federal efforts to develop biological threat awareness. GAO-18-155. Oct 11, 2017

GAO. Public health information technology: HHS has made little progress toward implementing enhanced situational awareness network capabilities. GAO-17-377. Sep 6, 2017

Jia Q, Bowen R, Dillon BJ, et al. Single vector platform vaccine protects against lethal respiratory challenge with Tier 1 select agents of anthrax, plague, and tularemia. Sci Rep 2018 (published online May 3)

Koblentz GD. The de novo synthesis of horsepox virus: implications for biosecurity and recommendations for preventing the reemergence of smallpox. Health Secur 2017 (published online Aug 24)

McNeill R, Topping J, SPT Response Plan Task Group. Federal, provincial and territorial public health response plan for biological events. Can Commun Dis Rep 2018 Jan 4;44(1):1-5

Zhou X, Wang Y, Liu H, et al. Effectiveness of market-level biosecurity at reducing exposure of poultry and humans to avian influenza: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jul 7)

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