News & Perspective

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016
Zika virus

Researchers unveil first human-made Zika virus clone

In addition, Germany notes its first case of sexual transmission, and Argentina reports its first local cases.

Feb 02, 2016

Feb 02, 2016
Condom

Sexual transmission of Zika confirmed in Texas

The case also appears to be the first locally acquired Zika infection in the continental US in this outbreak.

Jul 30, 2015

Jul 30, 2015
FedEx plane

FedEx bans select agents after DoD anthrax lapses

Also, a Nature editorial says the DoD's anthrax missteps highlight regulation inequalities.

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
BSL-3 lab

CDC: DoD anthrax errors involved 575 shipments

The transfer of potentially live B anthracis  by an Army lab involved 575 shipments in 10 years, an official said.

Jul 24, 2015

Jul 24, 2015
Bacillus anthracis

Poor inactivation, testing blamed for DoD anthrax errors

A report points to faulty inactivation of Bacillus anthracis spores and inadequate testing.

Jul 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015
BSL-3 lab

CDC to review lab safety; DoD paints anthrax leaks as system failure

As the CDC orders a comprehensive review, the DoD blames a lack of scientific consensus for its release of live Bacillus anthracis.

Feb 11, 2015

Feb 11, 2015
Health workers in Guinea

Surge in Guinea, activity in Sierra Leone stall Ebola decline

Although response efforts have curbed exponential growth, getting to zero will be a 'long and bumpy road.'

Nov 12, 2014

Nov 12, 2014
US Capitol with flag

Senate committee probes proposed US Ebola funding

The White House's $6.2 billion emergency Ebola funding request got its first hearing in Congress today.

Nov 05, 2014

Nov 05, 2014
PPE in mobile Ebola lab in LIberia

Obama seeks billions for Ebola battle as cases keep piling up

The administration today asked Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funds.

Oct 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Healthcare worker in Liberia

WHO sees hint of Ebola hope in Liberia as quarantine issue burns

WHO official is "cautiously optimistic" that an apparent slowing of disease activity there is real.

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