Bioterrorism

Recent News

May 28, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for May 28, 2015

Live anthrax samples shipped in error
National biodefense lab ground-breaking
May 14, 2015

News Scan for May 14, 2015

MERS muddle in Saudi Arabia
H7N9 cases in China
Smallpox vaccine trials
Flu vaccine plant OK'd
Polio vaccination
May 11, 2015

News Scan for May 11, 2015

Avian flu in Burkina, Turkey, Taiwan
Drug-resistant typhoid
More chikungunya
Plague drug approved
Washington state E coli
Measles in France
Apr 30, 2015

News Scan for Apr 30, 2015

Probe of healthcare antiseptics
Drug resistance in Bangladesh
Melioidosis cases in Australia
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.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adalja AA, Toner E, Inglesby TV. Clinical management of potential bioterrorism-related conditions. N Engl J Med 2015 Mar 5;372(10):954-62

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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