News & Perspective

Jun 19, 2014

Jun 19, 2014
Bacillus anthracis, the anthrax bacterium

CDC probes anthrax exposure at its research labs

The CDC is monitoring and providing antibiotics to about 75 staffers over Bacillus anthracis concerns.

Jun 20, 2014

Jun 20, 2014
Bacillus anthracis micrograph

CDC monitoring more staff after anthrax lab breach

Nine more workers may have been exposed to Bacillus anthracis.

Jun 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014
Bacteria culture

Initial tests show no anthrax contamination at CDC labs

Early results of environmental tests at CDC labs are negative.

Jul 02, 2014

Jul 02, 2014
Lab worker using hood

CDC scales back risk group in anthrax lab breach

The CDC says some lab workers can discontinue antibiotic treatment and vaccination.

Jul 10, 2014

Jul 10, 2014

News Scan for Jul 10, 2014

Questions on anthrax scare
Ebola in Liberian health workers
Office for climate and health

Jul 11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014
BSL-4 lab worker

More problems shutter CDC labs, prompt review

In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.

Jul 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

News Scan for Jul 14, 2014

CDC handling of anthrax agent
More West Africa Ebola
Moral debt for Haiti cholera
Tattoo product recall

Jul 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014
US Capitol

Congress probes lapses at high-containment labs

The hearing revealed systemic problems and worries about the safety culture of lab workers.

Jul 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014

News Scan for Jul 24, 2014

CDC lab biosafety update
GM mosquitoes to fight dengue
GSK's malaria vaccine
Cholera vaccination in Haiti
Global hepatitis progress

Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014

CDC probe of H5N1 cross-contamination reveals protocol lapses, reporting delays

In its report on flu sample cross-contamination today, the CDC detailed departures from best practices and reporting delays.


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