News & Perspective

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

News Scan for Dec 16, 2016

New Zika cases
H7N2 avian flu in NYC cats
Ricin exposure
Immune globulin for anthrax
Cholera in Yemen

Jun 03, 2015

Jun 03, 2015

News Scan for Jun 03, 2015

Vets and animal antibiotics
More anthrax shipments
H5 avian flu in Ghana
Novel bunyaviruses

Jun 01, 2015

Jun 01, 2015

News Scan for Jun 01, 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone
DoD anthrax probe
Chikungunya cases
Avian flu in Taiwan

Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
Biolab

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.

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 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.

Oct 18, 2012

Oct 18, 2012

HHS seeks comments on risks of H5N1 research

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials are inviting the public to weigh in on whether research on H5N1 avian influenza viruses, including strains modified in the lab to make them more transmissible, is risky enough to require new safety regulations and precautions.

May 08, 2009

May 08, 2009

'Worried well' overload gives taste of pandemic scenario

(CIDRAP News) – With the global outbreak of novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) entering its fourth week, physicians at emergency rooms, clinics, and hospitals around the United States say they are overwhelmed with "worried well" who have as much as doubled their patient loads.

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