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Biodefense Headlines – May 3, 2015

Most countries woefully unprepared to fight resistant superbugs: WHO | Jumping species — infections that spill over from animals | Fouchier’s calculation of risk of laboratory-acquired infection from his laboratory | WHO releases next phase of Ebola response plan | UTMB study shows that augmenting a gas naturally in our bodies fights RSV infection | Iowa governor declares state of emergency due to bird flu outbreak | FDA launches drug shortages app | Survey on law and disaster response | Public health preparedness: Going global | Hog farmers more likely to carry drug-resistant bacteria: U.S. study | In Guinea, a long, difficult road to zero Ebola cases | H5N2 turns up in Kentucky wild birds | Former senator ‘discouraged’ by government response to U.S. Ebola cases | Novel device for preventing acute radiation syndrome in first responders | Patrick McNutt talks chemical weapons | What works and doesn’t in disaster health response | First dog-to-human transmission of plague identified in the US | Probe of recent Liberian death finds Ebola sexual transmission clues | How to talk to anti-vaccine advocates without your head exploding | Counter-agroterrorism: Understanding and responding to the threat | Study highlights H7N9 bird flu’s potential to spread between humans | Sierra Leone wraps up four-day health and vaccination campaign

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including bird flu outbreak in the Midwest, preventing acute radiation syndrome, counter-agroterrorism and more…

Most countries woefully unprepared to fight resistant superbugs: WHO (Reuters)

Jumping species — infections that spill over from animals (CBRNe Portal)

Fouchier’s calculation of risk of laboratory-acquired infection from his laboratory (mBio)

WHO releases next phase of Ebola response plan (CIDRAP)

UTMB study shows that augmenting a gas naturally in our bodies fights RSV infection (MNT)

Iowa governor declares state of emergency due to bird flu outbreak (Reuters)

FDA launches drug shortages app (NACCHO)

Survey on law and disaster response (ReliefWeb)

Public health preparedness: Going global (Bifurcated Needle)

Hog farmers more likely to carry drug-resistant bacteria: U.S. study (Reuters)

In Guinea, a long, difficult road to zero Ebola cases (Science)

H5N2 turns up in Kentucky wild birds (CIDRAP)

Novel device for preventing acute radiation syndrome in first responders (CBRNe Portal)

Patrick McNutt talks chemical weapons (C&EN)

What works and doesn’t in disaster health response (HSNW)

First dog-to-human transmission of plague identified in the US (MNT)

Probe of recent Liberian death finds Ebola sexual transmission clues (CIDRAP)

How to talk to anti-vaccine advocates without your head exploding (Forbes)

Counter-agroterrorism: Understanding and responding to the threat (CBRNe Portal)

Study highlights H7N9 bird flu’s potential to spread between humans (Imperial College)

Sierra Leone wraps up four-day health and vaccination campaign (WHO)

Battelle Awarded DoD Common Analytical Laboratory System Contract

White Blood Cells Interacting with MRSA

G7 Nations Call for Action on Antibiotic Resistance, Tropical Diseases