Bioterrorism

Recent News

Jul 25, 2014

News Scan for Jul 25, 2014

Feed antibiotics ruling
US-Mexico produce safety
MERS and bioterrorism?
Global hepatitis battle
Jul 01, 2014

HHS readiness grants: more for public health, less for hospitals

Overall funding for fiscal year 2014 will be $840 million — a $76 million cut.

May 28, 2014

News Scan for May 28, 2014

WHA smallpox no-decision
Failed dengue therapy
Ultraviolet disinfection
May 16, 2014

News Scan for May 16, 2014

Chikungunya in Florida
H7N9 in China
Ebbing flu activity
DoD countermeasure review
Early measles vaccine
May 15, 2014

Steps move Boston lab closer to BSL-4 work

The lab, completed in 2008 but held up over challenges, cleared two more obstacles yesterday.

Apr 30, 2014

News Scan for Apr 30, 2014

BioWatch 'Gen 3' system scrubbed
Measles in Alberta
Apr 29, 2014

News Scan for Apr 29, 2014

More Ebola cases in Guinea
Youth anthrax guidance
Food safety funding
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.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

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. 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)

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

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

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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