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NPR Profiles Work Of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service

NPR: When A Mystery Outbreak Strikes, Who You Gonna Call? “…At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s a group of doctors. They call themselves the Epidemic Intelligence Service. They’re basically disease detectives, and they’ve developed this reputation around the world as the team local health officials can turn…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Mothers a last line against outright famine in Yemen’s war (Michael, 5/3). BioPharm International: Pandemic Fears Stoke Calls for New Vaccines and Global Health Initiatives (Wechsler, 5/2). Global Health NOW: Fogarty’s 50 Years and New Frontiers (Myers, 5/2). The Guardian: Uganda launches major vaccination drive as deadly cholera…

U.S. Unprepared For Natural Or Manmade Biological Threats, Experts Say

Homeland Security Today: U.S. ‘a Lot More Fragile Than We Realize’ on Biothreats, Experts Warn “The nation is critically underprepared to confront transnational biological threats ranging from DIY bioterror agents to natural pathogens that outpace current pharmaceuticals and overwhelm medical facilities, the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense heard at…

U.S. Senate Committee Releases Draft Pandemic, CBRN Threat Preparedness Bill

Homeland Preparedness News: Bipartisan effort to improve bioterrorism, pandemic response drafted in Senate HELP Committee “Bipartisan members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a discussion draft on Thursday aimed at improving the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to deliberate bioterrorist attacks or naturally…