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Biodefense Headlines – May 10, 2015

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including: Liberia declared free of Ebola; water contamination apps; radiation in drinking water and more…

Liberia is declared free of Ebola, but officials sound note of caution (NY Times)

Pathogens: Invite some germs to dinner (NY Times)

Why your future vaccination might not be a shot (NPR)

App checks water for contamination (HSNW)

U.S. Senate makes progress on chemical regulation reform, but obstacles await (Science)

Weapons inspectors find undeclared sarin and VX traces in Syria: diplomats (Reuters)

Radiation detected in drinking water in 13 more us cities (Forbes)

Smallpox Eradication Programme: Target Zero (ZeroPox)

Syria is using chemical weapons again, rescue workers say (NY Times)

ECBC at the 2015 CBD S&T Conference (ECBC)

Avian flu part 1: Are humans at risk? (Battelle)

Study shows measles vaccine thwarts other infectious diseases (Reuters)

Experts air Ebola lessons ahead of World Health Assembly (CIDRAP)

U.S. Ebola response lessons valuable in preparations for bioterror attacks (HSNW)

Antibacterial activity of silver-killed bacteria: the “zombies” effect (Nature)

Biotechnology e-commerce: A disruptive challenge to biological arms control (CNS)

Swine flu or monkey pox? Think again on disease names, WHO says (Reuters)

Scientists crack a 50-year-old mystery about the measles vaccine (NPR)

Robots to the rescue: drones can help tackle TB, says health charity (Reuters)

Brazil faces surge in number of dengue fever cases (BBC News)

Keeping biotechnology research safe (HSNW)

Ebola in graphics: The toll of a tragedy (The Economist)

Measles May Weaken Immune System up to 3 Years

Low Volatility Agent Permeation (LVAP) Test Method

ECBC Develops Better Sample Collection Method