News & Perspective

Feb 11, 2005

Feb 11, 2005

Proposed budget cuts state biodefense funds, boosts drug stockpile

(CIDRAP News) – The Bush administration has proposed cutting funds that support state and local preparedness for bioterrorism and other health emergencies in fiscal year 2006, drawing protests from public health advocacy groups.

However, the proposal for the fiscal year that begins next October would increase funding for the nation's emergency stockpile of drugs and medical supplies by more than 50%. The budget was released Feb 7.

May 16, 2007

May 16, 2007

Syndromic surveillance: faulty alarm system or useful tool?

(CIDRAP News) – At first glance, the Web page looks like an overhead shot of a fantastic game board: a map—identifiably Los Angeles—sprinkled with faceted roundels in a half-dozen colors.

Jan 26, 2010

Jan 26, 2010

Report: US flunks on ability to blunt bio attack

(CIDRAP News) – The United States has made little progress in the past year in improving its ability to blunt the impact of a biological weapons attack, says a new report from the commission Congress established to assess the nation's efforts to prevent and respond to terrorism.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016

News Scan for Mar 21, 2016

More Ebola in Guinea
Flu virus in coughs, breaths
H7N9 case in Hong Kong
New anthrax drug approved

May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018

News Scan for May 23, 2018

More Nipah in India
Lassa vaccine partnership
Seasonal flu economic burden
Anthrax prophylaxis guidance
Infrared Zika detection

Oct 25, 2019

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

Dec 19, 2019

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

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