News & Perspective

Jan 03, 2019

Jan 03, 2019

News Scan for Jan 03, 2019

Federal shutdown impact
Flaccid myelitis in Argentina
New Trump science adviser
Surprises about Yemen cholera

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018

News Scan for Mar 22, 2018

Fed budget bill and public health
CEPI, Georgetown partnership

Jan 30, 2018

Jan 30, 2018

News Scan for Jan 30, 2018

Saudi MERS case
US food safety agreement
New antimicrobials
Wolbachia mosquitoes
Suspected RVF in South Sudan
Global health cuts

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

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.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Bioterror Scan for May 11, 2016

CDC biosafety breaches
Rapid anthrax test

Apr 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016
Biosafety lab

GAO: Many US agencies have gaps in lab safety policies

High-containment labs across the US government, including the CDC, have safety gaps, the GAO says.

Feb 03, 2015

Feb 03, 2015
Pills and money

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

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