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Strained relations: fears of a man-made flu pandemic – Irish Times


Strained relations: fears of a man-made flu pandemic
Irish Times
Kawaoka is one of a small number of researchers tinkering with the genomes of bird-flu strains to model how they might acquire human pandemic potential. Many fear these hubristic microbiologists might trigger a man-made plague if the synthetic bugs

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:03 am

Coming soon — a treatment for bird flu! – TheHealthSite


TheHealthSite

Coming soon — a treatment for bird flu!
TheHealthSite
bird-flu-H7N9 In a novel discovery, scientists have identified six potential therapeutics to treat the deadly H7N9 avian influenza.'The seriousness of the disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus itself

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 1:43 pm

CDC says it ‘may never know’ cause of bird flu mishap – Fox News


Fox News

CDC says it 'may never know' cause of bird flu mishap
Fox News
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on
Bird flu mishap: CDC may never knowIndependent Online

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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 11:33 am

CDC ‘may never know’ how bird flu contamination happened – Daily Digest


Daily Digest

CDC 'may never know' how bird flu contamination happened
Daily Digest
Five total incidents regarding improperly handled anthrax or bird flu samples have been investigated. However, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, has said that sending the cross-contaminated sample to the USDA was “the most distressing” incident …

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 2:08 am

From anthrax to bird flu – the dangers of lax security in disease-control labs – The Guardian


The Guardian

From anthrax to bird flu – the dangers of lax security in disease-control labs
The Guardian
In March, lab staff sent samples of a fairly harmless strain of bird flu to scientists at the US Department of Agriculture. To the agricultural team's alarm, every chicken they infected with the virus died. It was only after 21 birds had succumbed that
Pathogen Mishaps Rise as Regulators Stay ClearNew York Times
CDC Lapses Reported By Department of Health and Human ServicesViral Global News
Security Flaws At Bio-Terror LabsWDTV

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Posted on 18 July 2014 | 6:26 pm

Low-pathogenic bird flu on the rise – FarmersWeekly


Low-pathogenic bird flu on the rise
FarmersWeekly
Low-pathogenic avian influenza was on the increase globally in 2013, but there were fewer high-pathogenic cases, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). According to the organisation's recent annual report, the OIE received 18 …

Posted on 17 July 2014 | 3:42 pm

Eleven scientists from biosafety panel FIRED as CDC reveals bird flu breach … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Eleven scientists from biosafety panel FIRED as CDC reveals bird flu breach
Daily Mail
In one newly disclosed incident, CDC scientists contaminated samples of low-pathogenic bird flu viruses with a highly pathogenic strain and in March shipped them to a Department of Agriculture lab, where the viruses promptly killed all the chickens
Anthrax Mishandling Incident Leads To the Dismissal of 11 Scientists from YottaFire
11 Scientists from Biosafety Panel Dismissed Amidst Anthrax Mishandling ProbeUpstart Magazine

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Posted on 16 July 2014 | 11:55 am

CDC Closes Labs After Anthrax, Bird Flu and Small Pox Scares – GovExec.com


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CDC Closes Labs After Anthrax, Bird Flu and Small Pox Scares
GovExec.com
During the investigation, it was discovered that CDC employees at a highly secured lab sent deadly strains of bird flu to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in March. Frieden told reporters the incident was never reported to the CDC senior officials
CDC Shipped Deadly Bird Flu to Poultry Lab By MistakeWorthy News
CDC chief: Anthrax gaffe 'should never have happened'USA TODAY
CDC Lab Errors and Their Implications: Congressional Hearing TodayWired
Windsor Star -The Westside Story
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Posted on 14 July 2014 | 4:41 pm

CDC discovers botched shipment with bird flu, closes down labs – The Hill


The Hill

CDC discovers botched shipment with bird flu, closes down labs
The Hill
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday said it has closed two laboratories and halted some shipments of dangerous disease samples after discovering new safety breaches, including one that involved the dangerous avian flu.
CDC Cracks Down on Labs After Anthrax, Bird Flu ScaresNBCNews.com
CDC Closes Labs After Anthrax, Bird Flu, Smallpox, and Who Knows What Else Bustle
US anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapsesReuters
The Verge -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 12 July 2014 | 12:03 pm

CDC reveals incident with bird flu, safety lapses – Washington Post


CDC reveals incident with bird flu, safety lapses
Washington Post
CDC reveals incident with bird flu, safety lapses. July 11, 2014 3:18 PM EDT — An internal probe at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed a new safety breach involving the dangerous avian flu. (Reuters) …

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 7:21 pm

Bird Flu – Yahoo News Search Results

US CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. That's because most of the materials used in the experiment to culture the virus were discarded shortly after they were used by the scientists …

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 8:11 am

Strained relations: fears of a man-made flu pandemic

The risk of a man-made pandemic has startled virologists and epidemiologists to the extent that two papers on the subject were once deemed too dangerous to publish

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:13 am

U.S. CDC says to announce safety advisory panel by end of week

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce its safety advisory panel later this week following breaches in its handling of anthrax and a deadly form of bird flu in recent weeks, the director of the agency said on Tuesday. CDC's Dr Thomas Frieden told reporters the members of the panel will consist of biosecurity experts who have no ties to the agency. The CDC has shut down …

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 8:52 pm

CDC says it 'may never know' cause of bird flu mishap

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 11:59 am

U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The CDC disclosed the bird flu incident as part of an internal investigation into the agency's …

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 9:11 pm

CDC Mishaps Could Have Been Deadly, Experts Say

Agency Is Investigating Anthrax, Smallpox, Bird Flu Safety Lapses

Posted on 15 July 2014 | 11:25 pm

US anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria.

Posted on 14 July 2014 | 12:34 pm

U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an internal probe found multiple failures by individual scientists and a lack of agency …

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 11:40 pm

Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

In the course of trying to understand a laboratory accident involving anthrax, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stumbled upon another major blunder — involving a deadly flu virus. The flu incident apparently posed no health risk, but it went unreported to top brass for six weeks. Those officials now recognize a pattern of problems in their world-class laboratory.

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 10:36 pm

US lab mixed up potent flu strain

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said Friday. The latest news followed admissions of mishandled anthrax and forgotten smallpox vials at separate US government labs, and raised new concerns about the safety of dangerous agents which could be used as bioterror weapons. No one was …

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 6:05 pm