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Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Ebola response

US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist

Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.

Apr 13, 2015

Apr 13, 2015
Africa map

US, African agreement formalizes creation of African CDC

Officials said the center is clearly needed, for Ebola and other disease threats.

Dec 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014
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Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness

TFAH says many states have a mediocre level of infectious-disease preparedness.

Dec 05, 2007

Dec 05, 2007

Panel faults NIH risk assessment for Boston biodefense lab

(CIDRAP News) – Amid controversy around the construction of a biodefense laboratory in Boston, a project risk assessment from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is funding the lab, has been condemned as unsound by the National Research Council (NRC).

Sep 25, 2007

Sep 25, 2007

Wisconsin lab broke Ebola rules, watchdog group says

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW-Madison) worked on Ebola virus genetic material in a lab that lacked the required security measures, and federal agencies responsible for monitoring compliance didn't notice the problem, a watchdog group that monitors biodefense research safety reported recently.

Jul 19, 2003

Jul 19, 2003

House passes Bioshield bill to promote bioterrorism defenses

(CIDRAP News) – Six months after President Bush proposed the idea, the US House this week overwhelmingly passed "Project Bioshield," a plan to promote the development of drugs and vaccines needed to defend the nation against attacks with biological and other unconventional weapons.

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