News & Perspective

Dec 21, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
DC skyline

Infectious disease efforts see gains in 2016 budget approval

The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.

Dec 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015
Chicken inspection

USDA lists steps to improve poultry, ground beef safety

Guidance involves steps to curb Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry and better trace ground beef.

Dec 07, 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Avian flu strikes poultry in Europe, Africa, found in Oregon duck

Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015
Chicken at fair

Minnesota eases ban on poultry exhibits

In a related development, feds recently issued a second call for avian flu vaccine proposals.

Nov 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

News Scan for Nov 24, 2015

Chicken salad E coli outbreak
Hawaii dengue outbreak
Postexposure BioThrax approved
Malaria gene replacement

Nov 12, 2015

Nov 12, 2015

Flu Scan for Nov 12, 2015

Flu vaccine and H3N2 severity
Avian flu all-clear in Iowa

Nov 03, 2015

Nov 03, 2015
Poultry packages

CDC: Multistate outbreaks show need for more food industry action

Multistate events are linked to 56% of outbreak deaths even though they make up just 3% of  outbreaks.

Oct 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015
High-containment lab

White House releases detailed lab biosafety plan

The plan includes ways to improve safety and security at US labs that conduct infectious disease research.

Oct 19, 2015

Oct 19, 2015

Food Outbreak Scan for Oct 19, 2015

Stuffed-chicken Salmonella
USDA food safety centers

Oct 14, 2015

Oct 14, 2015

News Scan for Oct 14, 2015

Stockpiled avian flu vaccine
More H5N6 in Vietnam
Increase in drug-resistant E coli

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