Bioterrorism

Recent News

Apr 09, 2014

News Scan for Apr 09, 2014

Four new MERS cases
Key smallpox issues
More chicken-linked salmonellosis
WHO hepatitis C guidance
Apr 04, 2014

News Scan for Apr 04, 2014

Ebola toll rises in Guinea
Measles in Africa
Sampling for bioterrorism
Apr 01, 2014

GAO: Too soon to rate latest HHS countermeasure efforts

HHS has spent $440 million to bolster defenses against pandemic flu and other threats.

Feb 05, 2014

News Scan for Feb 05, 2014

Funds for bioterror drug
Salmonella policy for chicken
New porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
Jan 30, 2014

News Scan for Jan 30, 2014

States' readiness efforts
MERS-CoV antibodies in camels
Imported Zika cases
Avian flu in skunks
Jan 29, 2014

News Scan for Jan 29, 2014

Varicella vaccine study
Phage against B anthracis
Effects of terror agents on cells
Jan 16, 2014

US budget bill restores some funding for public health

The bill provides increases for the CDC, DHS, and FDA and funds for pandemic readiness.

Jan 13, 2014

Source of rare Minnesota anthrax case never found

The source of the spores that severly sickened a Florida man in 2011 was never discovered.

Jan 09, 2014

News Scan for Jan 09, 2014

WHO confirms MERS death
Resistant H1N1 in Japan
Roaches at Foster Farms
Recreational water outbreaks
BioWatch detector technology
Nov 25, 2013

News Scan for Nov 25, 2013

DoD biodefense plant questioned
Hepatitis C drug approval
Pakistan polio abductions

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

GAO (US Government Accountability Office). Efforts to address the medical needs of children in a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident. GAO-13-438. Apr 30, 2013 

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)

National Research Council. Technologies to enable autonomous detection for BioWatch: ensuring timely and accurate information for public health officials. Sep 4, 2013

Sell TK, Watson M. Federal agency biodefense funding, FY2013-FY2014. Biosecur Bioterr 2013 Sep;11(3):196-216

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