U.S. Federal Health Officials Temporarily Close Anthrax and Flu Labs at CDC

U.S. Federal Health Officials Temporarily Close Anthrax and Flu Labs at CDC

United States Federal Health officials broadcast on Friday that they had decided to temporarily close the anthrax and flu laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia and have also stopped all shipments of infectious agents from other security labs due to potentially severe laboratory accidents. The mishaps, and how the […]

Research Oversight Could Lead to New Pandemic

Research Oversight Could Lead to New Pandemic

The H1N1 strain of influenza killed between 150,000 and 540,000 people within the first year of its outbreak when it emerged in 2009. Since that time, most people have developed a natural immunity to the virus. However, a possible oversight in research performed during experimentation with the H1NI virus could potentially create a  new strain and trigger another pandemic. Professor […]