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Biodefense Headlines – October 12, 2014

Ebola and Biopreparedness News

Ebola and Biopreparedness NewsTexas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola | Chimerix’s brincidofovir given to Dallas, Nebraska Ebola patients | FDA Medical Countermeasures Initiative update | Doctors Without Borders evolves as it forms the vanguard in Ebola fight | CDC running twofold probe of EV-D68 cases, neuro illnesses | A busy year for 20th CBRNE Command | FDA oversight of laboratory developed tests: Is this good for public health? | Experts urge innovative ways to test new Ebola drugs | Canadian Ebola vaccine to be shipped to Geneva next week, WHO says | Preparedness funding cuts at local public health in context of Ebola outbreak | IIAD director appointed to Texas task force on infectious disease response | DoD detection and reporting guidance for Ebola .pdf | Conspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong | Biomarker correlates of survival in pediatric patients with Ebola | Help wanted: Unlikely geniuses to solve public health problems | USAPHC lab enhanced to improve health protection | Push to gamble big on mass production of Ebola vaccines | These six diseases should worry you more than Ebola | Using light frequencies to sniff out deadly materials from a distance | Study reassesses dengue’s impact in India

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on Enterovirus D68, Ebola crisis and challenges, next-gen chemical agent detection and more…

Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola (Time)

Chimerix’s brincidofovir given to Dallas, Nebraska Ebola patients (Forbes)

FDA Medical Countermeasures Initiative update (FDA)

Doctors Without Borders evolves as it forms the vanguard in Ebola fight (NY Times)

CDC running twofold probe of EV-D68 cases, neuro illnesses (CIDRAP)

A busy year for 20th CBRNE Command (CBRNe World)

FDA oversight of laboratory developed tests: Is this good for public health? (APHL LabLog)

Experts urge innovative ways to test new Ebola drugs (CIDRAP)

Canadian Ebola vaccine to be shipped to Geneva next week, WHO says (The Province)

Preparedness funding cuts at local public health in context of Ebola outbreak (NACCHO)

IIAD director appointed to Texas task force on infectious disease response (IIAD)

DoD detection and reporting guidance for Ebola .pdf (AFHSC)

Conspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong (Slate)

Biomarker correlates of survival in pediatric patients with Ebola (EID)

Help wanted: Unlikely geniuses to solve public health problems (NPR)

USAPHC lab enhanced to improve health protection (Ft. Campbell Courier)

Push to gamble big on mass production of Ebola vaccines (Science)

These six diseases should worry you more than Ebola (PBS)

Using light frequencies to sniff out deadly materials from a distance (DARPA)

Study reassesses dengue’s impact in India (NY Times)

BAA – Innovations to Help Ebola Healthcare Workers

Battelle DNA Forensics Technology

Battelle Awarded Grant to Study New Forensic DNA Tools