News tagged with biosecurity
The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC today released online ahead of print a new report, When Good Food Goes Bad: Strengthening the US Response to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks. The authors analyzed existing data and studies on ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The U.S. government today released two new documents to guide researchers in carrying out dual use research of concern.
Health Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
How can scientists safely conduct avian flu research if the results could potentially threaten, as well as save, millions of lives? In a series of commentaries appearing on Tuesday, October 9 in mBio, the online open-access journa ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Many U.S. schools are not prepared for bioterrorism attacks, outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases or pandemics, despite the recent 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic that resulted in more than 18,000 deaths ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Quantifying the risk of pandemics created through air travel: Creating models for efficient response
A viral disease is contracted abroad and transported unknowingly by a human host. Discrete symptoms linger beneath the skin as the person boards their flight home, delivering the virus across oceans and borders ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Australian scientists have discovered a new virus in bats that could help shed light on how Hendra and Nipah viruses cause disease and death in animals and humans. The new virus - named 'Cedar' after the Queensland ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- The U.S. government is giving the go-ahead for publication of two controversial studies into the H5N1 avian (bird) flu virus, a top federal health official announced Friday.
Medical research Apr 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The author of a paper on a mutant bird flu strain said Monday that experts agreed to publish it only after he explained that the virus was "much less lethal" than previously feared.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists met behind closed doors in Geneva Thursday to discuss whether controversial research on a mutant form of bird flu capable of being spread among humans can be made public.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
If you were paying attention to the flap over two recent flu experiments involving ferrets, you may have come away with the impression that scientists all but waved a red flag in front of terrorists and said, "Here's a perfect ...
Other Jan 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
In a top-security lab in the Netherlands, scientists guard specimens of a super-killer influenza that slays half of those it infects and spreads easily from victim to victim.
Medical research Dec 28, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 13
A University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist who is an expert on the avian flu virus is under federal scrutiny because of concerns his new research may fall into the wrong hands.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A lethal bat-borne horse virus has been detected in a dog for the first time, authorities in Australia said on Tuesday, prompting fears it has jumped species.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Johns Hopkins University bioethicists say disaster-response planning has generally overlooked the special needs of people who suffer from pre-existing and serious mental conditions. Survivors already diagnosed with schizophrenia, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Biosecurity is a set of preventive measures designed to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive alien species, living modified organisms. While biosecurity does encompass the prevention of the intentional removal (theft) of biological materials from research laboratories, this definition is narrower in scope than the definition used by many experts, including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. These preventative measures are a combination of systems and practices put into its place at legitimate bioscience laboratories to prevent the use of dangerous pathogens and toxins for malicious use, as well as by customs agents and agricultural and natural resource managers to prevent the spread of these biological agents in natural and managed. Reference no. 123 ecosystems. Although security is usually thought of in terms of "Guards, Gates, and Guns", biosecurity encompasses much more than that and requires the cooperation of scientists, technicians, policy makers, security engineers, and law enforcement officials.
Components of a laboratory biosecurity program include:
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