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Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

News Scan for Oct 30, 2017

Kenya Marburg tracing
Madagascar plague
Yellow fever in South America
Oral flu vaccine trial
Antibiotics in nursing homes

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

News Scan for Oct 19, 2017

Plague in Madagascar
Marburg deaths in Uganda
CDC Zika guidance update
Animal agriculture threat report
Gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance

Jun 09, 2016

Jun 09, 2016

News Scan for Jun 09, 2016

Ebola-free status (again)
Saudi MERS case
Modern and ancient plague
Cutaneous anthrax in China

Sep 15, 2015

Sep 15, 2015

News Scan for Sep 15, 2015

New FDA head nominated
Plague case in Michigan
Ebola vaccine funding
Nursing home antibiotic use

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.

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.

Dec 29, 2010

Dec 29, 2010

Uganda plans vaccination push to stop yellow fever

(CIDRAP News) – Uganda is planning to vaccinate about 2.5 million people in its northern regions against yellow fever, following the recent confirmation that the disease is the cause of a 2-month-old outbreak that has killed more than 40 people, according to press reports.

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