News & Perspective

Apr 09, 2002

Apr 09, 2002

Drug-resistant Salmonella strain has long tenure in United States

A multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella that emerged as a common pathogen in the mid-1990s was present in the United States as early as 1985, according to a report from the CDC.

Apr 08, 2002

Apr 08, 2002

Emergency responders see need for better safety gear and training

Many emergency response workers feel they don't have adequate safety equipment and training for situations like the Sep 11 attacks and the subsequent anthrax attacks, according to a new federal report.

Apr 05, 2002

Apr 05, 2002

Study to test effects of smallpox vaccine in previously vaccinated people

Researchers at Saint Louis University are launching a study on the effects of diluted and full-strength smallpox vaccine in adults who were inoculated against smallpox as children.

Apr 04, 2002

Apr 04, 2002

Lack of gloves, poor cleaning led to cutaneous anthrax in lab worker

MMWR report says worker had not been vaccinated against anthrax and the vials were cleaned with isopropyl alcohol rather than bleach.

Apr 03, 2002

Apr 03, 2002

Team of four will lead CDC until new director is named

HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson announces that three at CDC plus CIDRAP's director to guide transition.
Apr 03, 2002

Wyoming E coli O157:H7 outbreak showed hazards in small water systems

A 1998 outbreak of E coli O157:H7 in a small town pointed up the vulnerability of small, unchlorinated water systems to contamination, according to a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Mar 29, 2002

Mar 29, 2002

Aventis to give millions of smallpox vaccine doses to US government

Aventis Pasteur announced today that it will give an estimated 75 million to 90 million doses of decades-old smallpox vaccine to the US government.
Mar 29, 2002

Anthrax vaccine appears to have no effect on pregnancy rate or outcome

Anthrax vaccination in more than 3,000 Army women had no effect on pregnancy or birth rates and no discernible effect on adverse birth outcomes, according to a study published in this week's JAMA.

Mar 29, 2002

Mar 29, 2002

NIAID study: Diluted smallpox vaccine remains potent

A study indicates that the existing smallpox vaccine remains effective after being diluted five-fold and ten-fold, suggesting that the 15-million dose US stockpile can be stretched much further.

Mar 28, 2002

Mar 28, 2002

Aventis has cache of up to 90 million doses of smallpox vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The French-basedpharmaceutical company Aventis Pasteur has a previously unreported cache of 70million to 90 million doses of frozen smallpox vaccine, the Washington Post reported today. If made available to the federal government,the supply would vastly expand the current US stockpile of 15.4 million doses.

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