Recent News

May 01, 2020

News Scan for May 01, 2020

Antibiotic development collaboration
Fluoroquinolone decline at VA hospitals
Polio in 3 nations
Monkeypox-smallpox vaccine contract
Apr 23, 2020

News Scan for Apr 23, 2020

E coli sproutbreak probe ends
Ebola case connections
Concern over immunizations
WHO malaria warning
Combo treatment for anthrax
Dec 19, 2019

News Scan for Dec 19, 2019

Three more Ebola cases
Hard-boiled egg Listeria outbreak
Anthrax antibiotic contract
Telework during flulike illness
Global cholera decline
Dec 12, 2019

News Scan for Dec 12, 2019

More Ebola in DRC
Changes to anthrax vaccine advice
Aid for Samoan measles
Flu vaccine in daycare
Foodborne Salmonella in Europe
Nov 14, 2019
Smallpox vaccination

Phase 3 trial shows MVA vaccine likely protects against smallpox

The vaccine produced a strong immune response and fewer lesions than ACAM2000.

Nov 07, 2019

News Scan for Nov 07, 2019

Takeda's dengue vaccine
Preventing pneumonia after cardiac arrest
Botulism and salt-cured fish
Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine protection
WHO, Johns Hopkins collaborate
Oct 25, 2019

News Scan for Oct 25, 2019

First US flu deaths in kids
Oral HPV in young women
Promising rapid TB test
Animal virus surveillance program ends
Trial of new anthrax vaccine
Oct 24, 2019
Health workers with sick child

Inaugural Global Health Security Index notes wide readiness gaps

In one key category, under 7% of countries scored in the highest tier.

Sep 27, 2019

News Scan for Sep 27, 2019

Polio in 3 countries
Saudi MERS case
Smallpox countermeasure contract
Sep 24, 2019

News Scan for Sep 24, 2019

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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bekking C, Yip L, Groulx N, et al. Evaluation of bioaerosol samplers for the detection and quantification of influenza virus from artificial aerosols and influenza virus-infected ferrets. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2019 (published online Sep 21)

GAO. Additional efforts would enhance likelihood of effective implementation. GAO-20-273 2020 (published online Feb 19)

GAO. National Biodefense Strategy: Additional efforts would enhance likelihood of effective implementation. GAO-20-273 2020 (published online Feb 19)

Shearer JD, Saylor ML, Butler CM, et al. GC-072: a novel therapeutic candidate for oral treatment of melioidosis and infections caused by select biothreat pathogens. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2019 (published online Sep 23)


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