Recent News

Feb 08, 2018

News Scan for Feb 08, 2018

Smallpox vaccine trial results
Salmonella incubation period
Dec 27, 2017

News Scan for Dec 27, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Yellow fever in Nigeria
South Korean anthrax developments
HPV gender breakdown
Dec 18, 2017

News Scan for Dec 18, 2017

'America First' biothreats
Dengue vaccine probe
Vaccine education and exemptions
OTC sore throat treatment
Dec 12, 2017

News Scan for Dec 12, 2017

Smallpox drug review
Flu rise in North America, Asia
Cholera in Kenya, Zambia
Dec 11, 2017

News Scan for Dec 11, 2017

Dengvaxia turmoil
North Korea bioweapons
MERS case, death
Vaccine scare signals
Dec 06, 2017

News Scan for Dec 06, 2017

Boston BSL-4 lab OK'd
Zika infection patterns
Refugee diphtheria outbreak
Oct 24, 2017

News Scan for Oct 24, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Patient movement and C diff
Marburg outbreak details
Monkeypox stigma
Low bioterror readiness
Yellow fever and semen
Oct 11, 2017

Bioterror Scan for Oct 11, 2017

Stockpiled anthrax treatment
Imported plague in Seychelles
Sep 28, 2017

Bioterror Scan for Sep 28, 2017

Smallpox vaccine buy
Rapid anthrax test
Sep 12, 2017

News Scan for Sep 12, 2017

New global health initiative
Zika persistence in tears
Vaccine readiness
More chikungunya
Emergency readiness 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

Fogel I, David O, Balik CH, et al. The association between self-perceived proficiency of personal protective equipment and objective performance: an observational study during a bioterrorism simulation drill. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Jun 30)

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

GAO. Biological defense: Additional information that Congress may find useful as it considers DOD’s advanced development and manufacturing capability. GAO-17-701. Jul 17, 2017

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

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

Newsletter Sign-up

Get CIDRAP news and other free newsletters.

Sign up now»


Unrestricted financial support provided by

Bentson Foundation 3MGilead Become an underwriter»