News & Perspective

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

CDC ups Zika testing support; Florida reports more local cases

In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
DNA testing

Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Human and animal samples tested positive.

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.

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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