Bioterrorism

Recent News

Dec 20, 2016
Personal protective equipment

Preparedness report card notes state, national gaps and gains

TFAH rated 26 states and Washington, D.C., as 6 or lower on a 10-point scale.

Dec 16, 2016

News Scan for Dec 16, 2016

New Zika cases
H7N2 avian flu in NYC cats
Ricin exposure
Immune globulin for anthrax
Cholera in Yemen
Dec 12, 2016

News Scan for Dec 12, 2016

Ebola in breastmilk, semen
Colistin-resistant Klebsiella
Anthrax vaccine funds
Low chikungunya numbers
Creutzfeldt-Jakob test
Dec 08, 2016

News Scan for Dec 08, 2016

Illinois Elizabethkingia probe
Mumps in highly vaccinated group
Lab security threats from insiders
Drug-resistant TB meningitis
Nov 18, 2016

News Scan for Nov 18, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Ebola convalescent blood
US bioterror threat
Dutch H1N1v case
Malaria vaccine in Africa
Nov 14, 2016

News Scan for Nov 14, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya spike
Ventilator pneumonia
New BARDA head
Heater-cooler device probe
Oct 03, 2016

News Scan for Oct 03, 2016

MRSA in UK pork
Online antibiotic Rx
Chikungunya increase
Anthrax vaccine funds
Yellow fever vaccine
Sep 22, 2016
Petri dish in lab

GAO finds 11 more breaches at high-security labs

The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.

Sep 15, 2016

News Scan for Sep 15, 2016

Bacillus cereus as Select Agent
Shingles vaccine in older adults
Salmonella and live poultry
Avian flu in Africa
Malaria net
Aug 22, 2016
DA Henderson

Infectious disease field loses 'commander-in-chief' D.A. Henderson

Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

FDA.Report to the commissioner: FDA review of the 2014 discovery of vials labeled “Variola” and other vials discovered in an FDA-occupied building on the NIH campus. Dec 13, 2016

GAO. High-containment laboratories: comprehensive and up-to-date policies and stronger oversight mechanisms needed to improve safety. GAO-16-305. Apr 19, 2016

GAO. High-containment laboratories: improved oversight of dangerous pathogens needed to mitigate risk. GAO-16-642 Sep 21, 2016

Larsen JC, Disbrow GL. Project BioShield and the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority: a ten year progress report on meeting U.S. preparedness objectives for threat agents. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 4)

NAS. The nation's medical countermeasure stockpile: opportunities to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the CDC Strategic National Stockpile: workshop summary. Jun 28, 2016

TFAH. Ready or not: protecting the public's health from diseases, disasters and bioterrorism 2016 . Dec 20, 2016

Zaza S, Koonin LM, Ajao A, et al. A conceptual framework for allocation of federally stockpiled ventilators during large-scale public health emergencies. Health Secur 2016 Feb 18;14(1):1-6

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