Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – March 30, 2014

Global Biodefense Headlines - Pathogen ResearchVirus continues to plague Midwest | Ebola victims face 90% death risk: Drugs start to emerge | Netherlands overhauls biosecurity rules as avian flu dispute simmers | University researchers identify five new listeria species | Distribution of Pandemic Influenza Vaccine, New York | Identification of hand, foot, and mouth disease cases in Edinburgh | Reports on hospital infections show progress, needs | 25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics | A high-tech solution for detecting bacteria in water | Georgetown ricin case: Portrait of a student with sharp, troubled mind | DHS St. Elizabeth’s project hobbled by delays, cost overruns | No-refrigeration, spray vaccine to help fight diseases in remote areas | U.S. confirms effort to phase out selected ‘dirty bomb’ materials | Guinea’s Ebola outbreak leads to testing in Liberia | Brighter future for bacteria detection

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics new bacteria detection assay techniques, progress reducing hospital infections, response to the Ebola outbreak and more…

Virus continues to plague Midwest (The Scientist)

Ebola victims face 90% death risk: Drugs start to emerge (Bloomberg)

Netherlands overhauls biosecurity rules as avian flu dispute simmers (NTI GSN)

University researchers identify five new listeria species (Food Safety News)

Distribution of Pandemic Influenza Vaccine, New York (CDC EID)

Identification of hand, foot, and mouth disease cases in Edinburgh (Eurosurveillance)

Reports on hospital infections show progress, needs (CIDRAP)

25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics (Seattle Times)

A high-tech solution for detecting bacteria in water (CORDIS)

Georgetown ricin case: Portrait of a student with sharp, troubled mind (WashPost)

DHS St. Elizabeth’s project hobbled by delays, cost overruns (HSNW)

No-refrigeration, spray vaccine to help fight diseases in remote areas (HSNW)

U.S. confirms effort to phase out selected ‘dirty bomb’ materials (NTI GSN)

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak leads to testing in Liberia (CIDRAP)

Brighter future for bacteria detection (MIT News)

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