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Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

By | July 12, 2017

A review of a 2014 incident in which mystery vials of smallpox were found at the NIH reveals security weaknesses, but also concludes the response was appropriate. 

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Congress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.

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If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.

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Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.

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If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, the CDC could see a 12.4 percent budget cut.

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image: Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director

Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director

By | February 10, 2017

The orthopedic surgeon is confirmed to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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image: Scientists Respond to CDC Climate Summit Cancellation

Scientists Respond to CDC Climate Summit Cancellation

By | January 25, 2017

An agency-sponsored meeting, which is now postponed indefinitely, was intended to highlight the ways in which global warming poses threats to public health.

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Dispute Within CDC Over Zika Testing

By | September 28, 2016

An agency scientist who accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of suppressing disagreements over the accuracy of a diagnostic test obtains whistleblower protection.

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Polio Reemerges in Nigeria

By | August 15, 2016

Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.

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image: Unexplained Zika Case in Utah

Unexplained Zika Case in Utah

By | July 18, 2016

Health officials are investigating a case of Zika infection in a patient who acquired the virus while caring for an infected relative who died this month.

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