News & Perspective

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

May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for May 28, 2015

Live anthrax samples shipped in error
National biodefense lab ground-breaking

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.

Sep 08, 2014

Sep 08, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 08, 2014

Pandemic unpreparedness at DHS
One-dose peramivir for flu

Apr 30, 2014

Apr 30, 2014

News Scan for Apr 30, 2014

BioWatch 'Gen 3' system scrubbed
Measles in Alberta

Jan 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014
US Capitol

US budget bill restores some funding for public health

The bill provides increases for the CDC, DHS, and FDA and funds for pandemic readiness.

Jan 09, 2014

Jan 09, 2014

News Scan for Jan 09, 2014

WHO confirms MERS death
Resistant H1N1 in Japan
Roaches at Foster Farms
Recreational water outbreaks
BioWatch detector technology

Oct 10, 2013

Oct 10, 2013
Clostridium botulinum

Scientists find new botulinum toxin, withhold genetic details

Discovery of the first new botulinum toxin in 40 years is coupled with withholding key data for security reasons.

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