To address bioterrorism risks, the FDA has approved the first drug that's specifically designed to treat smallpox. Research on the disease continues even if it has been considered eradicated since 1980.
Public Health July 13, 2018
Bill Gates has warned at the Munich Security Conference that bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear warfare. The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist bent on using genetic engineering, he warns.
Security February 20, 2017
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates spoke out about the possible threats of bioterrorism and epidemics as a global threat. Gates also called for global unity and investment.
Public Health January 22, 2017
A lab-engineered antibody could provide full protection against the deadly Junin virus, the pathogen responsible for the Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever, new research shows. If the experiment is successful, it could pave way for the development of new drugs.
Life April 5, 2016
Scientists are concerned that the gene drive technology, which could speed up the spread of genetically modified genes in disease-spreading species such as mosquitoes, can be used by terrorists to cause harm to humans and the environment.
August 5, 2015
A new drug will help treat inhalation anthrax, the deadiest form of the disease. The U.S. will stockpile Anthrasil against possible bioterrorist attacks or laboratory accidents, officials say.
Life March 25, 2015
Workers in several labs at the Centers for Disease Control may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria, officials say. A breakdown in safety protocols is being blamed.
June 20, 2014
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) declares the five biggest health risks to watch out for in 2014.
Life January 4, 2014