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December 2017

WBEZ-FM (NPR, Chicago)
Public health expert says it's 'mind boggling' that Illinois' public health department waited 6 days to publicize Legionnaires' outbreak, intv. w/ Amesh Adalja, MD

The US government just lifted a ban on making deadly viruses even more dangerous, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

U.S. lifts funding ban on studies that enhance dangerous germs, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD
Also in CIDRAP

Would you advise Trump on science? Survey examines attitudes of U.S. researchers, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

UN News
Biological weapons threat in spotlight, intv. w/ Tom Inglesby, MD

Drug Topics
A bigger role for pharmacists, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Scientific American
How does the flu actually kill people?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

WBEZ-FM (NPR, Chicago)
‘Beginning of an epidemic’: Email shows state waited 6 days to publicize Legionnaires’ outbreak, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in Peoria Public Radio

Homeland Security Newswire
Researchers converge for consensus, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Pennsylvania spared from widespread flu activity, for now, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in Pocono Record

Public Health United (podcast)
Tom Inglesby on health security

Opioid epidemic gives rise to Hepatitis C infections, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

How Stuff Works
Why feeling clean feels so good, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Peoria Public Radio
Sen. Durbin slams Gov. Rauner for Legionnaires Disease response, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in Northern Public Radio

State Journal-Register
Our View: Answers must be provided in Quincy Veterans Home outbreaks, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in The Dispatch-Argus

Future of Personal Health
Unmasking a silent killer, by Amesh Adalja, MD

Women's Health
This 20-year-old mother just died after being diagnosed with the flu, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Trial results of Zika vaccine Sanofi dropped show promise, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

You won't believe which part of your house has the most germs, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Zika: Where do we stand?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Health expert: 'No point' testing water at Kennywood's Raging Rapids after parasite claim, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Reader's Digest
13 surprising things most people don’t know about HIV and AIDS, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD


November 2017

Foreign Affairs
Ready for a global pandemic?, op-ed by Tom Inglesby, MD

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Antimicrobial resistance: an underrated biological threat

Infectious Disease Advisor
Linkage to HIV care: To give or not to give financial incentives?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Sacramento Bee
Warning: Those lipstick samples could be loaded with poop, investigation finds, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

What you can do to prevent infectious disease, intv. w/ Amesh Adalja, MD

Pharmacy Times
Pharmacists have key roles to play in emergency preparedness, response, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

According to new reports, bird flu is back. Here's what you need to know, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

American Society for Microbiology
Biopreparedness and biosecurity: Meet the microbiologist podcast, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Multiple Sclerosis News Today
Flu shot or no flu shot for MS patients?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in US News & World Report

Daily Telescope
Study highlights opportunities for pharmacies to help curb U.S. opioid epidemic, bolster other public health efforts, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Morning Consult
Look to pharmacists to fight antibiotic resistance, too, op-ed by Gigi Gronvall, PhD

The next pandemic: Are we prepared?, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD

Smithsonian Magazine
When the next pandemic hits, will we be prepared?, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD

Can math be used to predict an outbreak?, feat. Caitlin Rivers, PhD

Women's Health
Can you get herpes from lipstick?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in, and Live Science

Outbreak News Today
Diphtheria: A short history, the disease, treatment and the success of the vaccines, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Live Science
Person dies from bat bite: how rabies kills, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Should grandparents get flu shots? Experts explain, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD


October 2017
Deadly Marburg virus outbreak declared in Uganda, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

The Bump
The facts about pneumonia in kids, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Global Biodefense
My time as an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Initiative Fellow

Should you go to the hospital if you get the flu while pregnant? You can't heal with chicken soup, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

The List
The untold truth of the Zika virus, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

CBS News online
Who should get the new shingles vaccine?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in US News & World Report

Working toward global health security: Strategies and challenges, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD

Homeland Preparedness News
Center for Health Security releases scenario book regarding medical countermeasures in a pandemic
Also in CIDRAP

National Post (Canada)
How prepared is Canada for a nuclear attack? 'We get on our knees and pray', feat. the Center's research

Outbreak News Today
Leptospirosis cases rise in Puerto Rico, may become more prevalent, feat. Christopher Hurtado, MHS

Can you get the flu shot at your OB-GYN's office? It's that time of year, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Deseret News
New mothers are eating their placentas. Here's why doctors say they should stop, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Voice of America
WHO, others pledge to end cholera, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Hopkins Medicine magazine
Back from the Dead: The recent synthesis of the horsepox virus raises troubling questions for biosecurity, by Tom Inglesby, MD

US News & World Report
Antibody injections in pregnancy might shield fetus from Zika, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD


September 2017

International Business Times
Terrorists, rogue nations could easily access dangerous biological research, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Huffington Post
Doctors see a surge in babies with syphilis-associated birth defects, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in New York Daily News

Outbreak News Today
MRSA survivors, hepatitis A and Medicare for all, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Outbreak News Today
Totally preventable: Congenital syphilis on the rise in the US, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Sexually transmitted diseases rise to record high, CDC reports , feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

The dirtiest parts of hotel rooms: 5 things you shouldn't touch during your next getaway, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Southern Living
Ever wonder why you always get sick when flying?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

How many viruses can live in semen? More than you might think, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

US News & World Report
Rapid, Easy Zika Test Developed, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

National Defense magazine
Homeland Security struggling to fund chem-bio defense, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD

Foreign Policy
The invisible threat, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD
Also in Chicago Tribune

World Health Organization warns of possible superbug 'global health emergency', feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in Healio

Los Angeles Times
Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases, and public health experts hope to fight back with this new emoji, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Teen Vogue
Mono: what you should know, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Outbreak News Today
Brucella RB51, pasteurization and the risks of consuming raw milk, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

New Scientist
It’s too easy for bioterrorists to access dangerous research, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Pet-store puppies linked to Campylobacter outbreak in people, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in Self

Washington Post
As the death toll climbs in Sudan, officials shy away from the cholera label, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in Journal Gazette

New Klebsiella strains 'worst-case scenario,' experts say, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Contagion Live
Where will the next pandemic threat come from? Public health watch report

New Klebsiella strains 'worst-case scenario,' experts say, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Community resilience and hurricanes, intv. w/ Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD

US News & World Report
Semen harbors wide range of viruses, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Health concerns linger after Harvey, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

How to stay safe and healthy when a hurricane strikes, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

MedPage Today
Third MMR dose helped control college mumps outbreak, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

"Here and Now," NPR
How hospitals cope with natural disasters like Harvey, intv. w/ Eric Toner, MD

Modern Healthcare
As Texas hospitals learned in wake of Harvey, preparedness key to protecting lives, op-ed by Tom Inglesby, MD

"Here and Now," NPR
Harvey's waters harbor a toxic stew, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD


August 2017

The Hill
Congress should gear up for the health impacts post-Harvey, op-ed by Eric Toner, MD, and Matthew Watson

Homeland Preparedness News
Synthetic biology, biosecurity expert addresses Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, feat. Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Is it actually better to shower in the morning or at night?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Baltimore Sun
The danger of delaying vaccination, op-ed by Diane Meyer, RN, MPH, Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, and Matthew Shearer, MPH

Texas floodwaters pose unique health risks, U.S. experts say, feat. Amesh Adalja MD
Also in US News & World Report

Huffington Post
Health officials worry a deadly Avian Flu in China could be next pandemic, feat. Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH

Infectious Disease Advisor
Mycoplasma genitalium: challenges in diagnosis and treatment, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Plague: fleas in Arizona test positive for easily spread and fatal disease, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

PLOS Blogs
Biosecurity and synthetic biology: it is time to get serious

US News & World Report
Zika virus tied to neurological issues in adults, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Chicago Tribune

Contagion Live
A global catastrophic biologic risk by any other name would smell as sweet, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD

Philadelphia Inquirier
Zika may not last in semen as long as thought, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD
Also in Contagion Live and US News & World Report

Plague: scary but rare, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

What is the 'triangle of death' on your face?, feat. Amesh Adalja, MD

Homeland Preparedness News
Bioterrorism threats require common global experimentation oversight, feat. Tom Inglesby, M.D.


July 2017

Outbreak News Today
Cholera: The disease, the Yemen crisis and the vaccine, intv. w/ Amesh Adalja, M.D.

5 things you probably never knew about meningitis, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Live Science
This is how a woman died from a tick-borne disease without a tick bite, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Pathway to peril, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Science Magazine
Labmade smallpox is possible, study shows, feat. Tom Inglesby, M.D.

Special agents offer modeling upgrade, feat. Caitlin Rivers, Ph.D.
Scientists bring back extinct horsepox virus in lab, raising important biosecurity questions, feat. Tom Inglesby, MD
Also in United Press International and Contagion Live

Baltimore Sun
Don't let the U.S. lose its biotechnology edge, op-ed by Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D.

How worried should you actually be about drug-resistant gonorrhea?, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Washington Post
Scientists synthesize smallpox cousin in ominous breakthrough, feat. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D.
Zika: costs of prevention and control, Q&A with Amesh Adalja, M.D.


June 2017

Homeland Preparedness News
Joint Johns Hopkins, CDC checklist for disease response reveals diverse, complex involvement needed to ready public health sector, feat. Eric Toner, M.D.

U.S. cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist, feat. Eric Toner, M.D.
Where in the world will the next emerging disease appear?, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Baltimore Sun
President’s budget would leave U.S. more vulnerable to global health security threats, by Tom Inglesby, M.D., Anita Cicero, J.D., and Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH

Contagion Live
Will Pennsylvania proposal sanction improper treatment of Lyme disease?, by Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Live Science
Unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease' lead to severe infections, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Synthetic Biology: Next Wave of Disruption for Industrialization of Biology, by Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D.

Live Science
Death by Vampire Bat: How Rabies Kills, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

The Hill
How Trump’s budget makes us all vulnerable to bioterrorism, by Tara Kirk Sell, Ph.D., Crystal Watson, DrPH, and Matthew Watson


May 2017

Worried about measles?, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

This Girl Might Have 'Seal Finger' After Getting Bitten by a Sea Lion, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Powassan Virus: the Tick-Borne Disease That Can Be Worse Than Lyme, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Wisconsin Public Radio
U.S. Health Officials Expecting An Explosion Of Lyme Disease Cases, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

A Rare Botulism Outbreak in California May Be Due to Nacho Cheese, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.


April 2017

Why It's So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria's Chemical Weapons, feat. Tom Inglesby, M.D.

Washington Times
Congress, WHO sound the alarm over pandemic avian flu in China, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Gaps in care for babies with Zika highlight a deeper problem in medicine, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine Has CDC and FDA Scrambling, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Ricin to the challenge: Soligenix is 'only game' now, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.


March 2017

Homeland Preparedness News
Trump administration urged to strengthen public health emergency response before next threat arrives, feat. Matthew Watson

New Study Links Head Lice Treatments to Abnormal Behavior in Children, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Health Day
Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Pakistan Observer
Superbugs pose greatest threat to human health, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.


February 2017

Baltimore Sun
Center for Health Security at Hopkins awarded $16 million grant
Also on WJZ-TV and WMAR-TV

CDC Seeks Controversial New Quarantine Powers to Stop Outbreaks, feat. Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH

Killing Kim Jong Nam with VX Nerve Agent Crossed a 'Red Line', feat. Tom Inglesby, M.D.

Live Science
Are Viruses Alive?, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.


January 2017

The Atlantic
The CDC's New Quarantine Rule Could Violate Civil Liberties, feat. Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH

Synthetic Biology: Governance for a Small Planet, by Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D.

Atlanta Black Star
CDC Gives Itself the Right to Test, Quarantine Travelers Without Due Process, Informed Consent, feat. Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH

Fox News
Zika to weed: 8 huge health stories from 2016, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Washington Times
Zika largely spares U.S. as virus wreaks havoc worldwide, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.

Washington Times
Ebola vaccine fast-tracked after proven 100 percent effective in trials, feat. Amesh Adalja, M.D.



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