Diagnostic testing and screening for SARS-CoV-2
Diagnostic specimens, assay types, in-house tests versus in vitro diagnostic medical devices, intended use, rapidity and point of testing, diagnostic accuracy and validation, biosafety, testing capacity and methodologies
Risk assessment: Laboratory-created A(H5N1) viruses transmissible between ferrets
The results of two, as yet unpublished, investigations of laboratory-induced genetic changes in avian influenza A(H5N1) viruses have been reported to have found that a surprisingly few number of changes make the viruses transmissible between ferrets, the most commonly used model for the way influenza behaves in humans. The possibility that this could have resulted in the development in laboratories of A(H5N1) influenza viruses transmissible between humans has caused concern for public safety and generated unusually high levels of debate in the scientific community. This report summarises and explains the complex public health and scientific issues around these developments including the positive and negative aspects of some of the responses that have been proposed internationally.
Rapid risk assessment: Potential contamination of Viaspan® organ perfusion solution
A multistate epidemic outbreak of Salmonella Goldcoast infection in humans, June 2009 to March 2010: The investigation in Italy
Scavia, G., Ciaravino, G., Luzzi, I., Lenglet, A., Ricci, A., Barco,L., Pavan, A., Zaffanella, F., Dionisi, A.M.,
Interfacing a biosurveillance portal and an international network of institutional analysts to detect biological threats
Riccardo, F., Shigematsu, M., Chow, C., McKnight, C.J., Linge, J., Doherty, B., Dente, M.G., Declich, S., Barker, M., Barboza, P., Vaillant, L., Donachie, A., Mawudeku, A., Blench, M., Arthur, R.