News & Perspective

Nov 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

News Scan for Nov 18, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Ebola convalescent blood
US bioterror threat
Dutch H1N1v case
Malaria vaccine in Africa

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016
Petri dish in lab

GAO finds 11 more breaches at high-security labs

The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Bioterror Scan for May 11, 2016

CDC biosafety breaches
Rapid anthrax test

Dec 21, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
DC skyline

Infectious disease efforts see gains in 2016 budget approval

The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.

Aug 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Aug 31, 2015

Further lab biosafety lapses
Smallpox vaccine response

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 09, 2015

Jul 09, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Jul 09, 2015

Slow US biosurveillance efforts
More labs receive live anthrax

Feb 03, 2015

Feb 03, 2015
Pills and money

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

Apr 09, 2014

Apr 09, 2014

News Scan for Apr 09, 2014

Four new MERS cases
Key smallpox issues
More chicken-linked salmonellosis
WHO hepatitis C guidance

Feb 05, 2014

Feb 05, 2014

News Scan for Feb 05, 2014

Funds for bioterror drug
Salmonella policy for chicken
New porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

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