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Aug 05, 2015

Aug 05, 2015

News Scan for Aug 05, 2015

Saudi MERS case
More Cyclospora cases
Respiratory viruses in families
H5N1 in Nigeria
Biosecurity at new federal lab

Jul 30, 2015

Jul 30, 2015
FedEx plane

FedEx bans select agents after DoD anthrax lapses

Also, a Nature editorial says the DoD's anthrax missteps highlight regulation inequalities.

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
BSL-3 lab

CDC: DoD anthrax errors involved 575 shipments

The transfer of potentially live B anthracis  by an Army lab involved 575 shipments in 10 years, an official said.

Jul 28, 2015

News Scan for Jul 28, 2015

CDC slowness on lab safety
Cyclospora cilantro alert
Low hepatitis B awareness
Meningitis in Africa
6-strain infant vaccine

Jul 27, 2015

Jul 27, 2015

News Scan for Jul 27, 2015

New Saudi MERS case
Anthrax lab error list grows
More chikungunya illness

Jul 24, 2015

Jul 24, 2015
Bacillus anthracis

Poor inactivation, testing blamed for DoD anthrax errors

A report points to faulty inactivation of Bacillus anthracis spores and inadequate testing.

Jul 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015
BSL-3 lab

CDC to review lab safety; DoD paints anthrax leaks as system failure

As the CDC orders a comprehensive review, the DoD blames a lack of scientific consensus for its release of live Bacillus anthracis.

Jul 21, 2015

Jul 21, 2015

News Scan for Jul 21, 2015

Antibiotic overprescribing
Lyme test failure
Brucellosis risk for lab workers
Chikungunya case surge

Jul 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015
BSL-3 lab

Feds propose adding H5N1 to HHS select agent list

The CDC proposes adding certain H5N1 viruses to HHS's select agent list; experts have varied reactions.

Jul 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

News Scan for Jul 10, 2015

System failures at CDC labs
Texas Cyclospora update
MERS in South Korea
CDC 'Yellow Book' updated

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