One in 10 countries have adequate protection against a 'catastrophic' biological event

Fewer than one-in-10 countries have met global standards for securing high-consequence pathogens, increasing risks of an accidental disease outbreak or bioterrorism, a campaign group has warned. Just 19 countries completing a United Nations safety check have built or shown strong biosecurity safeguards.

Simulated poliovirus containment breach helps countries increase biorisk safety and security

By simulating the occurrence of a containment breach in their own countries, participants could critically review and update their respective national plans for responding to such an event in a poliovirus essential facility (PEF). They could also identify potential deficiencies in their countries’ overall emergency response and contingency planning systems.

GAO-18-422: Biological Select Agents and Toxins Actions Needed to Improve Management of DOD's Biosafety and Biosecurity Program

The US Army made recommendations for improving safety and security at US Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories that handle Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT). This report is the US Government Accountability Organization (GAO) review of DOD’s actions to address the Army’s recommendations.