Biosecurity Issues

Recent News

Sep 24, 2019

News Scan for Sep 24, 2019

CDC biosafety center designation
CARB-X diagnostic graduate
Outpatient antibiotic prescribing
Hospital Candida auris outbreak
Aug 09, 2019

News Scan for Aug 09, 2019

Adjuvanted flu vaccine trial
Polio in Pakistan
Antibiotics and rheumatoid arthritis
Bioweapons detection investigation request
Aug 05, 2019

News Scan for Aug 05, 2019

Ebola cases rise steadily
MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Measles cases slow
Army biolab suspension
Pregnancy and influenza
Jul 16, 2019

News Scan for Jul 16, 2019

Rising European measles vaccination
Biodefense panel discussions
May 14, 2019

News Scan for May 14, 2019

Saudi MERS case
Ground beef E coli outbreak
New CARB-X funding
Early Southern Hemisphere flu
Lab accidents and polio
Sep 21, 2018
Biosafety level 4 lab

GAO says Defense Department lagging on lab biosecurity

The DoD has made only 18 of 35 proposed changes designed to enhance lab security, the report says.

Sep 18, 2018
Ebola BSL-3 lab researcher

White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense

With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.

Aug 03, 2018

News Scan for Aug 03, 2018

More McDonald's Cyclospora cases
Lassa vaccine licensing deal
BU lab begins Ebola work
Recurrent vulvovaginal Candida
Jun 29, 2018

News Scan for Jun 29, 2018

Polio in the DRC and Somalia
Cyclospora outbreak total grows
Biodefense roadmap
Avian flu in Ghana and Denmark
Apr 26, 2018

News Scan for Apr 26, 2018

Modified FMD virus
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Midwest measles
Rotavirus patterns
Listeria and soft cheese
CWD not spread to monkeys

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Chen LM, Donis RO, Suarez DL, et al. Biosafety risk assessment for production of candidate vaccine viruses to protect humans from zoonotic highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2019 (published online Oct 28)

Choucrallah D, Sarmiento L, Ettles S, et al. Surveillance of laboratory exposures to human pathogens and toxins: Canada 2018. Can Commun Dis Rep 2019 Sep 5;45(9):244-51

Chung CL, Bellis KS, Pullman A, et al. Building biosafety capacity in our nation's laboratories. Health Secur 2019 Oct 7;17(5):353-63

Moya S, Tirado F, Espluga J, et al. Dairy farmers' decision making to implement biosecurity measures: a study of psychosocial factors. Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 (published online Oct 10)

Qasmi SA, Khan BA. Survey of suspected laboratory-acquired infections and biosafety practices in research, clinical, and veterinary laboratories in Karachi, Pakistan. Health Secur 2019 Oct 7;17(5):372-83

Renault V, Lomba M, Delooz L, et al. Pilot study assessing the possible benefits of a higher level of implementation of biosecurity measures on farm productivity and health status in Belgian cattle farms. Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 (published online Oct 24)

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