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Aug 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Aug 31, 2015

Further lab biosafety lapses
Smallpox vaccine response

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.

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

Nov 15, 2013

Nov 15, 2013

News Scan for Nov 15, 2013

Slow rise for US flu
USDA food safety chief to leave
US hantavirus cases
Smallpox vaccine delivered
Japanese encephalitis vaccine
CDC's emergency management affirmed

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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