News & Perspective

Jan 05, 2015

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

Jan 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2015

News Scan for Jan 29, 2015

Flu vaccine in Canada
Egypt's H5N1 spike
H7N9 in China
Camera monitors in CDC labs

Feb 04, 2015

Feb 04, 2015
Ebola burial

Ebola uptick underscores response challenges

For the first time this year, all 3 nations see an increase in cases, while the CDC reports on a December lab incident.

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015
BSL-3 lab worker

Experts air concerns about federal gain-of-function review

Two experts cite a perceived lack of public and global input, as well as potential conflict of interest.

Mar 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

News Scan for Mar 13, 2015

Melioidosis-linked lab lapses
More Saudi MERS cases
Hospital Listeria outbreak
Cleaning medical devices
New campus meningitis case

Mar 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015

News Scan for Mar 17, 2015

Saudi MERS case
Select agent rule feedback

Mar 20, 2015

Mar 20, 2015
CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta

Review panel finds CDC weak on lab safety

New report says sizable share of lab workers are afraid to report safety lapses and CDC risks losing its credibility.

Apr 13, 2015

Apr 13, 2015
Commercial chicken farm

H5N2 reaches Wisconsin, expands in SD, Minnesota

With Wisconsin now affected, experts ponder what's causing the historic outbreak on numerous Midwestern farms.

Apr 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015
Vaccinia lesion

CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker

The lab worker was infected after a needlestick injury, despite receiving the vaccine 10 months prior.

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

News Scan for May 20, 2015

Global malaria goals
Handling of lab pathogens
New strain of rabies
Fungal meningitis payment

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