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Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

News Scan for Jul 17, 2017

Cyclospora in Texas
Non-prudent abx use in Europe
MERS super spreader
Smallpox vaccine deal

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Aug 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Aug 31, 2015

Further lab biosafety lapses
Smallpox vaccine response

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

News Scan for May 20, 2015

Global malaria goals
Handling of lab pathogens
New strain of rabies
Fungal meningitis payment

Apr 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015
Vaccinia lesion

CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker

The lab worker was infected after a needlestick injury, despite receiving the vaccine 10 months prior.

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014

Next steps on GOF policy
More misplaced microbes found

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

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.

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