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DoD Identifies 11 Backup Quarantine Sites Near Commercial Airports

DoD Identifies 11 Backup Quarantine Sites Near Commercial Airports

In a statement issued on Feb 6, the Department of Defense identifies tertiary quarantine installations should the primary and secondary sites reach capacity. Secretary of…

Senators Urge Comprehensive Response to Ensure Veterans Health Administration Prepared for Coronavirus Case Surge

Senators Urge Comprehensive Response to Ensure Veterans Health Administration Prepared for Coronavirus Case Surge

Following surge in coronavirus cases, Senators lead effort to ensure preparedness and response from Veterans Health Administration In response to the rapid spread of the…

Fighting Coronavirus Fear with Empathy: Lessons Learned from How Africans Got Blamed for Ebola

Fighting Coronavirus Fear with Empathy: Lessons Learned from How Africans Got Blamed for Ebola

With coronavirus cases exploding in China, the U.S. is once again responding to a global epidemic. Five years ago, when the Ebola virus infected more…

CMS Issues Guidance for Healthcare Facility Coronavirus Threat Preparedness

CMS Issues Guidance for Healthcare Facility Coronavirus Threat Preparedness

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced steps to ensure America’s health care facilities and clinical laboratories are prepared to respond to…

CDC Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic Ships Out to Public Health Labs

CDC Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic Ships Out to Public Health Labs

The CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel is ready for distribution to qualified laboratories for detection of 2019 novel coronavirus. The U.S. Food…

HHS, Regeneron Collaborate to Develop COVID-19 Treatment Using VelociSuite Technology

HHS, Regeneron Collaborate to Develop COVID-19 Treatment Using VelociSuite Technology

To develop therapeutics to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the newly emerging coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of…

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HEADLINE NEWS

Biodefense Headlines – October 23, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – October 23, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including containing panic during epidemics, protecting the nation against agroterrorism, and flu vaccine impact on hospitalization…

Biodefense Headlines – October 16, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – October 16, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including pandemic vaccine planning, minimizing Q fever outbreaks, and assessing scalability and supply chain challenges for…

Biodefense Headlines – October 9, 2016

Biodefense Headlines – October 9, 2016

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including pandemic influenza preparedness, addressing the risks of gene editing, and investing in next-generation sequencing platforms.…

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

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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JOURNAL HUBS

“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

JAMA Network 2019-nCoV

The Lancet 2019-nCoV Resource Center

Springer Nature Novel Coronavirus Articles

The BMJ Coronavirus Free Online Resources

Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

BioRxiv Preprint Server *(Caution: information not yet peer-reviewed)

ASM Journal Network Coronavirus Articles American Society for Microbiology

RSTMH Coronavirus Collection


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