News & Perspective

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017
retail chicken

NARMS report shows some improvements in resistant Salmonella but a few red flags

The annual reports describe resistance patterns in samples from humans, retail meat, and animals at slaughter.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Veterinarian with pigs

Report highlights non-federal efforts to cut antibiotics in food

Varied efforts involve states, cities, food buyers, and hospital groups.

Jul 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017
Cow

USDA tests find atypical BSE in Alabama cow

Officials say atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow") was detected in an 11-year-old cow.

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Broiler Chickens

USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks

The virus may have been introduced multiple times, and environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Apr 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017
Salmonella culture in Petri dish

Salmonella, Campylobacter top foodborne culprits in 2016

New lab tests make it difficult to compare year-to-year FoodNet data, the CDC says.

Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017
White chickens

Georgia reports low-path H7 in commercial breeder flock

Four southeastern states have now been hit with low-path H7, with Tennessee also noting high-path H7N9.

Mar 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017
Swabbing rooster

Kentucky reports low-path H7N9 in commercial flock

Alabama officials likewise confirm low-path H7N9 at 2 locations in separate counties.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

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