News & Perspective

Mar 20, 2015

Mar 20, 2015
CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta

Review panel finds CDC weak on lab safety

New report says sizable share of lab workers are afraid to report safety lapses and CDC risks losing its credibility.

Mar 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015

News Scan for Mar 17, 2015

Saudi MERS case
Select agent rule feedback

Mar 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

News Scan for Mar 13, 2015

Melioidosis-linked lab lapses
More Saudi MERS cases
Hospital Listeria outbreak
Cleaning medical devices
New campus meningitis case

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015
BSL-3 lab worker

Experts air concerns about federal gain-of-function review

Two experts cite a perceived lack of public and global input, as well as potential conflict of interest.

Feb 04, 2015

Feb 04, 2015
Ebola burial

Ebola uptick underscores response challenges

For the first time this year, all 3 nations see an increase in cases, while the CDC reports on a December lab incident.

Jan 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2015

News Scan for Jan 29, 2015

Flu vaccine in Canada
Egypt's H5N1 spike
H7N9 in China
Camera monitors in CDC labs

Jan 05, 2015

Jan 05, 2015

News Scan for Jan 05, 2015

Fort Detrick lab mishaps
More Saudi MERS cases
Saudi health ministry change
Polio in Pakistan, Africa

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014
Army lab workers

CDC lab tech still healthy after possible Ebola exposure

Mishandling of lab material that may have contained live virus follows other CDC safety lapses earlier in the year.

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014

Next steps on GOF policy
More misplaced microbes found

Dec 04, 2014

Dec 04, 2014

News Scan for Dec 04, 2014

UK lab breaches
Pertussis in California
Antibiotics in food animals

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