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Report: US CDC could do more to keep labs safe


Recent mishaps involving safety and security have raised Congressional concerns.

Tags: laboratory best practice, biological laboratory safety, biosafety laboratory regulation

How a Usually Harmless Bacteria Ended Up Killing 18 People in Wisconsin


Epidemiologists have never identified where the Elizabethkingia anophelis strain came from.

Tags: elizabethkingia, bacterial mutation

Hospital outbreak of MCR-1 Klebsiella reported in China


Scientists have reported a deadly outbreak of MCR-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae among leukemia patients in China.

Tags: Klebsiella, mcr-1, antibiotic resistant infections

Ebola outbreak may be smaller than feared, WHO indicates


So far there have been two confirmed cases, four probable cases, and four deaths.

Tags: Ebola, Ebola outbreak

Operational Research during the Ebola Emergency


Collecting continuous accurate routine program data must be fundamental for any future outbreaks.

Tags: infectious disease response, operational research

Polio update: Two cVDPV2 outbreaks reported in Democratic Republic of the Congo


Two cases of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in Haut Lomami province along and two cases were reported in Maniema province.

Tags: vaccine derived polio, polio

Hendra case confirmed in Queensland


Tracing and risk assessments are being done on any animals that may have had contact with the infected horse.

Tags: Hendra

How Russia hopes to keep Crimea safe from ASF


Russian authorities have announced quarantine measures in three more districts in Crimea, following outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boars.

Tags: African swine fever

Signs of a good farm biosecurity system


Property owners have the right to ask for that reasonable biosecurity measures be taken.

Tags: agriculture biosecurity, agriculture best practice

World Bank says nations ill-prepared to battle pandemic diseases


Of the 37 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America put through the World Bank stress test of measures in place, most were graded with a red or yellow light.

Tags: pandemic preparedness, pandemic response, global health preparedness, infectious disease response