Bioterrorism

Recent News

Oct 17, 2018

News Scan for Oct 17, 2018

Salmonella and raw chicken
Oseltamivir use in pregnancy
Bioterrorism readiness
Sep 18, 2018
Ebola BSL-3 lab researcher

White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense

With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.

Aug 10, 2018

News Scan for Aug 10, 2018

H1N2v in California and Michigan
Cost of antibiotic resistance
Cyclospora outbreak grows
Biosecurity leadership honors
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

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

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)

Kwon EH, Reisler RB, Cardile AP, et al. Distinguishing respiratory features of category A/B potential bioterrorism agents from community-acquired pneumonia. Health Secur 2018 (published online Aug 10)

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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