News & Perspective

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.

Jun 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Vaccine vials

FDA paves way for first human Zika vaccine trial

Inovio Pharmaceuticals will launch a phase 1 clinical trial of a DNA-based vaccine.

Jun 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
Peanut butter on toast

FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

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 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
Zika sample

HHS supports blood sampling to foster new Zika tests

Case numbers increased in US territories, as did travel-linked ones on the mainland, and little changed last week at the global level.

Apr 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016
Cell culture

Lab findings hint that dengue antibodies intensify Zika infection

A cell-culture study shows that earlier dengue illness might boost Zika severity; also, HHS announces $5 million in Puerto Rico aid.

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.

Apr 06, 2016

Apr 06, 2016
White House

White House to shift Ebola funds for Zika response

The Obama administration, though, is sticking with its $1.9 billion request, some of which would cover the shift.

Apr 01, 2016

Apr 01, 2016
Pregnant woman at window

CDC Zika summit draws attention to preparedness, need for emergency funds

Officials warn that lack of funds could hinder countermeasure development, battle against mosquitoes.

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