News & Perspective

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014

Next steps on GOF policy
More misplaced microbes found

Oct 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014

News Scan for Oct 10, 2014

Marburg confirmed in Uganda
Novel poxvirus in US
$50 million for Haiti

Aug 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014
Man shaving

Shaving facilitated serious vaccinia infection in US airman

A recent vaccinia infection in a US Air Force trainee was facilitated by shaving and caused serious facial lesions that required a long hospital stay.

Jul 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014

News Scan for Jul 16, 2014

Smallpox breach follow-up
US shingles cases rising
Rule on ground beef
Experts address chikungunya

Jul 11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014
BSL-4 lab worker

More problems shutter CDC labs, prompt review

In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.

Jul 08, 2014

Jul 08, 2014
Old test tubes

Decades-old smallpox samples turn up in federal lab

Testing to determine whether the vials contain live virus will take 2 weeks, the CDC said.

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

News Scan for May 28, 2014

WHA smallpox no-decision
Failed dengue therapy
Ultraviolet disinfection

May 01, 2014

May 01, 2014

News Scan for May 01, 2014

New orthopoxvirus
Smallpox virus destruction

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 28, 2014

Feb 28, 2014
CDC lab worker

CDC: 14 lab workers had orthopoxvirus infections in past decade

Seven of the 26 exposed workers had been vaccinated against smallpox, and only 1 of them got infected.

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