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How two U.S. patients changed the debate about using untested Ebola drugs

Second Drug Is Allowed for Treatment of Ebola

( NY Times) The Food and Drug Administration helped clear the way on Thursday for a second experimental drug to be tried by people in Africa stricken with the Ebola virus. The drug, being developed by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals of British Columbia, was in the initial phase of human testing, which is on healthy volunteers, when the  Read More »

Common tuberculosis vaccine can be used to prevent infection as well as disease – Medical News Today

Resistant Malaria Spreads to Critical Border Regions

U.S. CDC lab inspectors may have risked public safety: documents

(Reuters) U.S. laboratory inspectors charged with protecting the public from the release of deadly pathogens were repeatedly criticized by a federal watchdog for overlooking biosafety lapses long before this year’s anthrax scare at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Newly released federal documents show that oversight gaps at the CDC Division of Select  Read More »