This report updates the 2009 recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding use of anthrax vaccine in the United States. The report summarizes data on estimated efficacy in humans using a correlates of protection model and safety data and provides updated guidance for use of anthrax vaccine adsorbed for preexposure prophylaxis.
These revised anthrax vaccination recommendations apply to both pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis.
This document updates the 2014 Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and incorporates new evidence and lessons learned from experience with the Core Elements.
This resource provides information on identifying European ticks and the diseases they carry and transmit.
This resource provides a guide to identifying North American ticks and a discussion of the diseases they carry and transmit.
The US Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) finalized chronic wasting disease (CWD) herd certification program standards that were published on March 29, 2018, including revisions from stakeholder feedback.
California state Veterinarian Annette Jones issued a directive to state, county, and city workers to avoid poultry areas in an effort reduce spread exotic Newcastle disease. The guidelines also provide biosecurity procedural guidance when entering poultry premises is unavoidable.
The guidelines outline the most appropriate methods, techniques and agents to eradicate populations of every type of animal, from companion animals to laboratory animals, farm animals, aquatic animals and wildlife while ensuring public safety and following all applicable laws.
This handbook provides guidance for personnel who work with infectious pathogens and toxins that may affect the health of humans, animals and plants. It aims to engage scientists, laboratory employees and students in laboratory biosecurity, and to provide practical advice that will ensure the secure handling and storage of biological materials.
This handbook focuses on the laboratory related activities and basic components of applied biosecurity that are relevant to all laboratory employees. The role played by laboratory managers and principal investigators in safeguarding laboratory assets and the employees under their supervision is also highlighted. This handbook provides guidance for personnel who work with infectious pathogens and toxins.