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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    A new article on the current situation and challenges involving European BSL4 laboratories has been published in PLoS Pathogens. See attached link for further details.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    The one year moratorium on research that may possibly enhance the host spectrum of avian influenza, specifically H5N1, is over. A consortium of 40 researchers published a letter in Nature stating their intend to continue their work (see link for details).

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    Biosafety Considerations of Mammalian-Transmissible H5N1 Influenza:
    http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/2/e00043-12.full.pdf+html

    Mammalian-Transmissible H5N1 Virus: Containment Level and Case Fatality Ratio:
    http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/2/e00054-12.full.pdf+html

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    The article by the group of Ron Fouchier has been published in Science. See the following links for further details:
    Herfst et al.
    Russel et al.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    A review article was published in Nature looking at the issues surrounding biosecurity and biological research. The article follows the publication of the paper by Imai et al. where they looked at certain mutations in H5N1 avian influenza virus that confer respiratory droplet transmissibility of the virus in ferrets. Please see the following links for more details:
    Imai et al.
    Morens et al.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    ECDC has published an article summarising the recent events regarding the H5N1 debate while also outlining possible ways forward. The article can be found at the following link:ECDC article.

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