cdc http://kbia.org en Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches http://kbia.org/post/head-scientist-cdc-weighs-costs-recent-lab-safety-breaches The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the hot seat.<p>It all started in mid-June, when the CDC <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/19/323729906/cdc-says-dozens-of-workers-could-have-been-exposed-to-anthrax">announced</a> that dozens of its scientists might have accidentally been exposed to anthrax.<p>Since then, a number of other security risks in and via national laboratories have come to light: Ordinary flu virus was unknowingly contaminated with the deadly <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/11/330725773/feds-tighten-lab-security- Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:36:00 +0000 editor 56338 at http://kbia.org Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches New 'Heartland Virus' is discovered in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/new-heartland-virus-discovered-missouri <p>A new viral disease has been found in Missouri. That’s according to a report out of the current issue of the <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1203378#t=article">New England Journal of Medicine</a>. The virus, named the Heartland virus, was first observed in two northwest Missouri farmers. Scott Folk is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and is a co-author on the study. He first diagnosed the two farmers with a bacterial disease called erlichiosis, which symptoms include fever, muscle fatigue, headache and nausea.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:07:45 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20338 at http://kbia.org New 'Heartland Virus' is discovered in Missouri Mo. among states with very high obesity rates http://kbia.org/post/mo-among-states-very-high-obesity-rates <p>Missouri is among 12 states cited in a new government survey with very high obesity rates. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:43:04 +0000 Associated Press 19341 at http://kbia.org Mo. among states with very high obesity rates