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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – August 31, 2014

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Global Biodefense News BSL 4 WorkerWorst Ebola outbreak in history is moving into Africa’s cities | Study finds little spread of MERS-CoV in Saudi households | Citing anthrax and smallpox scares, White House tells labs to take stock | WHO: Senegal Ebola case a top priority emergency | Genomes reveal start of Ebola outbreak | Opinion: Diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases | Study says ZMapp works against Ebola | Asymptomatic MERS cases | Ebola outbreak strains sequenced | Academics sought for Defense employment and grant opportunities | New veterinary vaccinology network will help tackle threat of animal diseases | NIST to establish research center of excellence for forensic science | Ebola is rapidly mutating as it spreads across Africa | DARPA open catalog expands into biological and fundamental sciences | Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students | Robots to ResQu rainforests from purple plague | Epidemic ethics: four lessons from the current Ebola outbreak | Fort Worth resident is the second confirmed case of Chikungunya | Handheld DNA diagnostic unit allows lab-quality analysis in the field | U.S. pathogen inventory request won’t include research pause | Fast track for GSK’s Ebola vaccine

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on the U.S. biosecurity inventory, diagnostics for NTDS, Ebola arriving in Senegal and more…

Worst Ebola outbreak in history is moving into Africa’s cities (Washington Post)

Study finds little spread of MERS-CoV in Saudi households (CIDRAP)

Citing anthrax and smallpox scares, White House tells labs to take stock (NextGov)

WHO: Senegal Ebola case a top priority emergency (ABC News)

Genomes reveal start of Ebola outbreak (Science)

Opinion: Diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases (The Scientist)

Study says ZMapp works against Ebola (NY Times)

Asymptomatic MERS cases (Clinicians’ Biosecurity News)

Ebola outbreak strains sequenced (The Scientist)

Academics sought for Defense employment and grant opportunities (DVIDS)

New veterinary vaccinology network will help tackle threat of animal diseases (BBSRC)

NIST to establish research center of excellence for forensic science (NIST)

Ebola is rapidly mutating as it spreads across Africa (NPR)

DARPA Open Catalog expands into biological and fundamental sciences (DARPA)

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students (Seattle Times)

Robots to ResQu rainforests from purple plague (CSIRO)

Epidemic ethics: four lessons from the current Ebola outbreak (The Conversation)

Fort Worth resident is the second confirmed case of Chikungunya (Star-Telegram)

Handheld DNA diagnostic unit allows lab-quality analysis in the field (MDT)

U.S. pathogen inventory request won’t include research pause (Science)

Fast track for GSK’s Ebola vaccine (Euro Biotech)

NAMRU-6 Malaria

Navy Malaria Research in Peru

Development of Bioscavengers for U.S. Army