Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – June 29, 2014

Global Biodefense News on Ebola, MERS, ChikungunyaBig jump in MERS cases reported | Will the U.S. keep buying medicine for ‘black swan’ attacks? | Why religious pilgrimages are incredibly dangerous | The CBRNe cluster at Eurosatory 2014 | US chikungunya cases jump to 74 in 23 states | Women as agents of positive change in biosecurity | Forensic geographical profiling technique targets killer diseases | £10 Million Prize to Focus on Antibiotic Resistance | To prevent MERS pandemic, respect Saudi Arabia’s rights to the virus | Congressional modifications to Project BioShield procurements | Corgenix receives 2.9M grant to develop Ebola test | Stalled measles campaign shows health challenge in rebel-held | Tracing a virus’s past to predict its future | U.S. government confident new vaccine will help fight pig virus | Infographic: Mapping Ebola’s deadly spread | Terror may become bigger focus at med school

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like mapping Ebola’s spread, increase in MERS and chikungunya cases, congressional changes to Project Bioshield procurement and more…

Big jump in MERS cases reported (BBC News)

Will the U.S. keep buying medicine for ‘black swan’ attacks? (NTI GSN)

Why religious pilgrimages are incredibly dangerous (Slate)

The CBRNe cluster at Eurosatory 2014 (CBRNe Portal)

US chikungunya cases jump to 74 in 23 states (CIDRAP)

Women as agents of positive change in biosecurity (AAAS)

Forensic geographical profiling technique targets killer diseases (HSNW)

£10 Million Prize to Focus on Antibiotic Resistance (The Scientist)

To prevent MERS pandemic, respect Saudi Arabia’s rights to the virus (Al Jazeera)

Congressional modifications to Project BioShield procurements (HSNW)

Corgenix receives 2.9M grant to develop Ebola test (DailyCamera-Boulder)

Stalled measles campaign shows health challenge in rebel-held Syria (Yahoo)

Tracing a virus’s past to predict its future (The Scientist)

U.S. government confident new vaccine will help fight pig virus (Reuters)

Infographic: Mapping Ebola’s deadly spread (Huffington Post)

Terror may become bigger focus at med school (NTI GSN)

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