NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONAL

NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE BIOSAFETY PROFESSIONAL

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Oct 2 2016

The “New and Improved” Select Agent Program

The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) has recently gone through major changes in their processes and interactions with registered entities. One major change of note, is the new relationship emerging between the FSAP and ABSA.

Jan 29 2016

Zika virus; What is the Risk Assesment

Zika virus is a new and emerging pathogen that is impacting many people across the Americas. With the increased drive for an effective treatment, Zika virus research will be increasing in many laboratories. The biosafety risk assessment will be important to guide safe work practices when tackling this new agent.

Apr 6 2015

Ebola, one year later

One year ago the largest Ebola outbreak began in March of 2014 the public Health authorities of Guinea reported an outbreak of Ebola. Now, in April 2015, more than 25,000 suspected cases of Ebola have occurred. This outbreak, while centered in Western Africa, has touched the lives of many around the world. Unfortunately, case counts are still rising and people are still dying from the disease.

Apr 6 2015

MERS Not New to Camels

MERS virus continues to be a puzzle that scientists are racing to put together. The latest piece of the MERS puzzle is camels and it dates back for 20 years. MERS virus has now been confirmed in 189 people, 82 of which died from the disease.