News & Perspective

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.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017
Aerial spraying

GAO says diagnostics, mosquito control key in Zika efforts

Establishing an effective diagnostics protocol for Zika testing is of utmost importance, the GAO says.

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

News Scan for May 12, 2017

Brazil ends Zika emergency
Drug-resistance in Belgium
GAO weighs avian flu control
Emergency readiness challenges

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

News Scan for Mar 16, 2017

Animal antibiotic use
E Coli in Oregon, Canada
Zika CNS birth defects
H5N8 in Europe
Cholera vaccine drive

Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 03, 2017

Antibiotic development incentives
De-escalation to ertapenem
NDM-1 in Ethiopia

Nov 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016

News Scan for Nov 30, 2016

FDA slow food safety response
MERS in Oman
Novel group A Strep in Alaska
Vaccine stability
Outbreak tracking tool

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016
Petri dish in lab

GAO finds 11 more breaches at high-security labs

The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

News Scan for May 27, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
Curtain closing on US flu season
FDA import risk protocol

Apr 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016

News Scan for Apr 15, 2016

Ebola vaccine's future
More US flu deaths
US biodefense coordination
WHO dengue vaccine advice
Carbapenem resistance in Europe
Scope infections
Malaria drug resistance

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