Bioterrorism

Recent News

Dec 15, 2014

Experts debate research pause, gain-of-function issues

One mBio editorial defends federal pause, while another calls its language too vague.

Dec 09, 2014

Revised health preparedness index grades US at 7.4 out of 10

The score suggests the nation has substantial health security but also room to improve.

Nov 11, 2014

News Scan for Nov 11, 2014

800th Saudi MERS case
Uganda Marburg outbreak over
H5N6 in poultry
Malaria control in Africa
Post-exposure BioThrax
Oct 01, 2014

News Scan for Oct 01, 2014

Funds for new flu tests
Simvastatin for ARDS
Flawed FEMA system
Sep 29, 2014

News Scan for Sep 29, 2014

More Caribbean chikungunya
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Syrian measles-vaccine error
'Cytokine storm' drug
Sep 18, 2014

News Scan for Sep 18, 2014

EV-D68 cases continue rise
US Chikungunya cases top 1,000
Anthrax vaccine dosing strategies
Sep 17, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 17, 2014

Next-generation ventilator
Avian flu reassortment in Mexico
Sep 11, 2014

News Scan for Sep 11, 2014

More Ebola in DRC
EV-D68 cases in 6 states
US HPV vaccine coverage
Anthrax vaccine contract
Marburg in Ugandan mine
Sep 09, 2014

News Scan for Sep 09, 2014

ICU infections in kids
Heat-tolerant anthrax vaccine
Ohio measles over
Berry-linked hepatitis
Vectorborne illness control
Aug 29, 2014

News Scan for Aug 29, 2014

US lab biosecurity review
Bioterror laptop found
Microbes in homes

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Boddie C, Sell TK, Watson M. Federal funding for health security in FY2015. Biosecur Bioterror 2014 (published online Jul 2)

GAO (US Government Accountability Office). Observations on the cancellation of BioWatch Gen-3 and future considerations for the program. GAO-14-267T. Jun 10, 2014

IOM. Technologies to enable autonomous detection for BioWatch: ensuring timely and accurate information for public health officials: workshop summary. Natl Academic Press 2014 (published online Jan 8)

IOM. The impacts of the Affordable Care Act on preparedness resources and programs — workshop summary. Jul 13, 2014

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

Uzun Jacobson E, Inglesby T, Khan SA, et al. Design of the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Biosecur Bioterror 2014 May/Jun;12(3):122-31

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