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Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017

News Scan for Sep 29, 2017

Pandemic flu vaccine strains
Ebola vaccine support
More Cyclospora
Promising typhoid vaccine
Plague in Madagascar
Pakistan polio

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

Dec 13, 2012

Dec 13, 2012

With new rules, few public health labs to handle riskiest agents

(CIDRAP News) – With tougher security requirements set to take effect next April, few state public health laboratories plan to maintain stocks of certain pathogens considered most tempting to bioterrorists, according to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and officials with state labs.

Oct 18, 2012

Oct 18, 2012

HHS seeks comments on risks of H5N1 research

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials are inviting the public to weigh in on whether research on H5N1 avian influenza viruses, including strains modified in the lab to make them more transmissible, is risky enough to require new safety regulations and precautions.

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.

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