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CDC Grant for Sustained, Improved Infection Control in Liberia

The Centers for Disease Control is awarding a grant to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Academic Consortium Combating Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL) to support sustained strengthening of infection prevention and control, laboratory and blood services in Liberian hospitals and clinics as they reopen following the Ebola crisis.

  • May 4, 2015

Iowa Governor Declares State Of Emergency Due To Bird Flu Outbreak

Iowa, the top egg-producing state in the United States, is the third state to declare a state of emergency because of the viral outbreak, which either has led or will lead to the extermination of up to 21 million chickens and turkeys nationwide.

  • May 4, 2015

BMC develops protocol for preserving forensic evidence after a terrorist attack

Boston Medical Center (BMC) pathologists have developed a set of protocols for processing and preserving forensic evidence, such as shrapnel, bullets and other projectiles, in surgical specimens (i.e. amputated limbs, injured organs, etc.) after a terrorist attack based on lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing. Their findings are published online  Read More »

  • April 23, 2015

CDC using new technology to track Blue Bell listeria cases

The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.  

  • April 23, 2015

Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu : The Two-Way : NPR

A farm in Iowa is going to destroy more than five million of its chickens in an attempt to curb the spread of the highly infectious avian flu. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 avian influenza outbreak Monday, adding that the agency says that there is little chance that humans  Read More »

  • April 23, 2015