Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – July 6, 2014

Global Biodefense NewsDoD broadens, updates strategy for countering WMD | Anthrax? That’s not the real worry | Resurgence of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases | U.S. government scientists retrace events leading to anthrax breach | Planning for pandemics and biological attacks | The price of prevention: Vaccine costs are soaring | DARPA Director: We are catalyst for innovation | Lab Spotlight: ARS – Device for pasteurizing shell eggs | The state of norovirus vaccines | Congress debates BioShield funding while medical schools debate bioterrorism training | Haiti, Dominican Republic cases push chikungunya total past 260,000 | IDPs turned back at Pak-Afghan border for refusing vaccine | Virus plagues the pork industry, and environmentalists | Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa | Bird flu maps

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like DoD changes to WMD strategy, soaring costs of vaccines, BioShield funding debate and more…

DoD broadens, updates strategy for countering WMD (Defense.gov)

Anthrax? That’s not the real worry (NY Times)

Resurgence of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases (Clinicians’ Biosecurity News)

U.S. government scientists retrace events leading to anthrax breach (Reuters)

Planning for pandemics and biological attacks (SRI)

The price of prevention: Vaccine costs are soaring (NY Times)

DARPA Director: We are catalyst for innovation (CISAC)

Lab Spotlight: ARS – Device for pasteurizing shell eggs (FLC Newslink)

The state of norovirus vaccines (Clinical Infectious Diseases)

Congress debates BioShield funding while medical schools debate bioterrorism training (HSNW)

Haiti, Dominican Republic cases push chikungunya total past 260,000 (CIDRAP)

IDPs turned back at Pak-Afghan border for refusing vaccine (Express Tribune)

Virus plagues the pork industry, and environmentalists (NY Times)

Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa (Reuters)

Bird flu maps (The Scientist)

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