(CIDRAP News) Federal health officials yesterday released a 37-page report that they say demonstrates "tremendous progress" in developing countermeasures for bioterrorism through federally funded research since early 2002.
(CIDRAP News) The heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cautioned last week that another outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) is possible in the United States or elsewhere.
(CIDRAP News) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials say healthcare workers who recently received smallpox shots would not need a second shot in the event of a smallpox outbreak in the next few years, despite a recent CDC advisory suggesting that they might.
Sep 25, 2002 (CIDRAP News) This year's West Nile virus outbreak in the United States has far surpassed last year's in number of cases, but the death toll remains lower than last year's, according to the latest count from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
(CIDRAP News) The leaders of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies (CCBS) in Baltimore, probably the nation's best-known biodefense policy institute, announced last week that they are leaving Johns Hopkins to launch a new biosecurity center with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
(CIDRAP News) An international review panel has concluded that the Singapore man who had the world's first new SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) case since the end of the outbreak probably acquired the virus in a government laboratory where he worked, the Singapore Ministry of Health announced today.
(CIDRAP News) A drug that researchers hoped would offer the first effective treatment for hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)a sometimes fatal kidney condition that can result from eating food contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7has proved ineffective in a major clinical trial.
(CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has found Escherichia coli O157:H7 in fewer ground beef samples this year than in past years, suggesting that a year-old initiative to keep the pathogen out of meat is paying off.
(CIDRAP News) A new blood test for West Nile virus (WNV) is not foolproof but has made the blood supply safer now than it was a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today.
(CIDRAP News) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) today announced a new $85 million program to study the human immune response to diseases of bioterrorism and develop vaccines, drugs, and other countermeasures.