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Nov 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

News Scan for Nov 18, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Ebola convalescent blood
US bioterror threat
Dutch H1N1v case
Malaria vaccine in Africa

Dec 22, 2015

Dec 22, 2015

News Scan for Dec 22, 2015

Ebola emergency continuance
Avian flu in France
Blood donation policy change

Oct 29, 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Panel report recommends blueprint for fixing biodefense gaps

Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.

Jun 11, 2015

Jun 11, 2015

News Scan for Jun 11, 2015

Flap over DHS contract move
Ghana halts Ebola vaccine trials
Zika virus case denied

Nov 17, 2014

Nov 17, 2014
Personal protective equipment

Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola at Nebraska hospital

It is the 2nd Ebola death on US soil; meanwhile, the country will start screening travelers from Mali.

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.

Oct 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014
Washington's Dulles International Airport

DHS boosts screening for travelers from Ebola outbreak nations

All travelers whose flights originate in outbreak countries must enter the US through 1 of 5 airports.

Dec 13, 2012

Dec 13, 2012

With new rules, few public health labs to handle riskiest agents

(CIDRAP News) – With tougher security requirements set to take effect next April, few state public health laboratories plan to maintain stocks of certain pathogens considered most tempting to bioterrorists, according to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and officials with state labs.

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