The bill proposes to close a loophole in US law that allows dangerous toxins and agents to be knowingly accumulated by individuals without registration.
Florida health officials have also reported positive Eastern equine encephalitis cases in one emu, one eagle, and 34 sentinel chickens from 17 counties.
China has imported and stockpiled a large amount of meat in response to an outbreak of African swine fever, and chilled storage at ports are almost full.
African swine fever was first detected in Vietnam in February and has since spread to farms in 58 of the country's 63 provinces,
The Secure Pork Supply Plan offers a business continuity plan for pork premises with no evidence of a foreign animal disease infection located in a regulatory control area.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has suspended vaccination campaigns for measles and other diseases in the northeast, citing the threat to health workers.
The death toll due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur and adjoining districts in Bihar has risen to 84 with most of the casualties in children.
A homeless man required multiple surgeries due to a Vibrio vulnificus infection.
A new white paper, by NTI Bio, Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security, and the Center for Global Development, calls for urgent improvements to avoid catastrophic consequences of deliberate and other high-consequence biological events.
Public health and law enforcement sectors both desire collaboration, but funding is often a major obstacle to collaboration.