Bioterrorism

Recent News

Feb 23, 2015

News Scan for Feb 23, 2015

US measles cases top 150
US health security plan
WHO on safe syringes
Rocky Mountain spotted fever risk
Feb 20, 2015

News Scan for Feb 20, 2015

900th Saudi MERS case
New virus, likely tick-borne
Drug-resistant malaria
Smallpox vaccine guidelines
H7N9 death in China
Salmonella in cucumbers
Feb 03, 2015

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

Jan 05, 2015

News Scan for Jan 05, 2015

Fort Detrick lab mishaps
More Saudi MERS cases
Saudi health ministry change
Polio in Pakistan, Africa
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

Boddie C. Federal funding in support of Ebola medical countermeasures R&D. Health Security 2015 Jan/Feb;13(1):3-8

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

Rebmann T, Loux TM, Zink TK, et al. Infection prevention and mass vaccination training for U.S. point of dispensing staff and volunteers: a national study. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Jan 27)

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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