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Jun 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017

News Scan for Jun 27, 2017

Antibiotic resistance at the Hajj
MERS in Riyadh
Plague cases
Cat-linked tularemia case
HPV vaccine impact
H5N8 in Belgium

Jun 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016

News Scan for Jun 20, 2016

DRC yellow fever
US plague, tularemia cases
Anthrax vaccine
Acute flaccid myelitis

Sep 05, 2014

Sep 05, 2014

News Scan for Sep 05, 2014

More misplaced lab pathogens
No MERS in Filipino nurse
Foodborne hepatitis A

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.

Oct 10, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

Changes in select agent rules concern public health labs

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its list of potentially dangerous biological agents and toxins and the regulations covering them, and some of the changes have public health laboratories concerned.

Oct 14, 2011

Oct 14, 2011

NIH contracts target broad-spectrum therapies for bioterror threats

(CIDRAP News) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) yesterday announced it has awarded contracts, which could total $150 million over 5 years, to four companies to develop broad-spectrum therapies that could help the nation respond to a bioterror attack or other public health emergency.

Jun 15, 2011

Jun 15, 2011

Panel calls for refining, paring select-agent list

(CIDRAP News) – A federal advisory committee is recommending that 11 bacterial species and viruses on the current "select agent" list, including anthrax and Ebola virus, be singled out for special safeguards and that another 19 agents be dropped from the list entirely.

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