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Publication Date: July 1, 2021
Post Date: July 15, 2021
In reference to the current COVID-19 pandemic, experts have reviewed gaps seen within the response and recovery efforts and how these gaps may be applicable (and ways to mitigate) in the realm of a potential bioterrorism event.

Tags: bioterrorism responsebioterrorism preparednessinfectious disease preparedness

Publication Date: June 23, 2021
Post Date: June 23, 2021
Otim Geoffrey, a molecular biologist from Uganda, founded SynBio Africa after his team competed as the first team from East Africa in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition.

Tags: synthetic biologybiosecurity

Publication Date: May 31, 2021
Post Date: May 24, 2021
Using primates, this study aimed to research Burkholderia infections and how they spread. Published in Science Direct, this study is available in Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 155. Click the blue button for more information.

Tags: Burkholderia malleianimal model

Publication Date: May 31, 2021
Post Date: June 22, 2021
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) published a report on priorities for Strengthening Biosafety and Biosecurity. Download a copy or click on the blue box to visit the ACDC website.

Tags: biosecuritybiosafetyAfrica

Publication Date: May 18, 2021
Post Date: May 18, 2021
Nextstrain is part of a project designed to connect the international community on pathogen genome data. Specifically, this site provides a portal for scientists, public health officials, and medical personnel to connect while working to improve responses to potential outbreaks.

Tags: SARS-CoVavian influenzaWest Nile virus

Publication Date: May 7, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
This US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report provides evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating single cases or outbreaks of foodborne, wound, and/or inhalational botulism.

Tags: botulinum toxinbotulismbest practice

Publication Date: March 26, 2021
Post Date: March 26, 2021
This US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource provides updated information about SARS-CoV-2 variant attributes.

Tags: SARS-CoVCOVID-19virus classification

Publication Date: March 26, 2021
Post Date: March 26, 2021
This report identifies the medium- and long-term investments necessary to build a comprehensive framework for monitoring, containing, and addressing infectious disease outbreaks in Africa

Tags: disease surveillanceAfricainfectious disease preparedness

Publication Date: March 21, 2021
Post Date: April 6, 2021
This study documents the collection and sampling of infectious diseases within the community through wastewater and sewage as a tool to to detect SARS-CoV-2 hotspots in order to target public health intervention.

Tags: sewage covidCOVID-19environmental health