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Biodefense Headlines – May 6, 2012

Biodefense Headlines – May 6, 2012

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like plague countermeasures, CERFP forces, food safety funding and more… FDA approves new antibacterial…

Biodefense Headlines – April 29, 2012

Biodefense Headlines – April 29, 2012

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like sapovirus, gene silencer proteins, the H5N1 data controversy and more… The world’s deadliest…

Biodefense Headlines – April 7, 2012

Biodefense Headlines – April 7, 2012

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like superbugs, flu mutations, biodefense preparations for the Olympics and more… Food poisoning’s hidden…

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Persons Evaluated for 2019 Novel Coronavirus — United States, January 2020

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) On January 17, CDC and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection began health screenings at U.S.…

Bats’ Fierce Immune Systems Drive Viruses To Higher Virulence, Making Them Deadlier in Humans

A new University of California, Berkeley, study finds that bats’ fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster, so that when they jump to…

Steroids Could Do More Harm Than Good in Treating Coronavirus

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous…

A Pneumonia Outbreak Associated with a New Coronavirus of Probable Bat Origin

NOTE: The following paper (.pdf) is undergoing accelerated peer-review. Abstract follows: Since the SARS outbreak 18 years ago, a large number of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronaviruses…

Coronavirus and Brexit: UK Must Act Quickly Before Being Shut out of Europe’s Health Protection System

The threat posed by 2019-nCoV and the fragmentation of existing health protection systems caused by Brexit call for urgent assessment of cross Europe cooperation, say Mark Flear…

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“We call on researchers, journals and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.” – Wellcome Trust

NEJM Novel Coronavirus

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