News & Perspective

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

Jul 09, 2015

Jul 09, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Jul 09, 2015

Slow US biosurveillance efforts
More labs receive live anthrax

Jun 30, 2015

Jun 30, 2015

News Scan for Jun 30, 2015

MERS death
Vaccine exemption law
Pleas for better lab safety
Global sanitation failures
More H5N1 in Ghana
Maternal HIV, syphilis

Jun 19, 2015

Jun 19, 2015

News Scan for Jun 19, 2015

B anthracis kill failure
Ebola drug disappoints
Salmonella from geckos
Diagnosing Zika virus
Dengue in Yemen

Jun 17, 2015

Jun 17, 2015

News Scan for Jun 17, 2015

CDC lab-mishap reporting delay
New Saudi MERS case
Good polio news
Malaria drug candidate

Jun 05, 2015

Jun 05, 2015

News Scan for Jun 05, 2015

Five Saudi MERS cases
NIH pharmacy lapses
Drug-resistant Shigella
Zika virus in Americas
Call for better lab biosecurity

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