The ASM sent a statement to members of Congress regarding the response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa encouraging additional support for research and public health programs.
NIGMS seeks comments on their draft strategic plan. ASM requests member comments to help formulate the Society's response.
The September issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.
September 10, 2014 - Laboratory Practices Committee Revises Ebola Guidance Document
After consultation with CDC Personnel, the PSAB Committee on Laboratory Practices has revised the “Interim Laboratory Guidelines for Handling/Testing Specimens from Cases or Suspected Cases of Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (HFV)”. The guideline was prepared to assist laboratory personnel with testing in accordance with the current CDC Ebola Interim Guidance.
The ASM sent an e-mail to ASM members regarding US Government communications about ensuring biosafety in US laboratories. The e-mail includes links to a White House memo and an NIH advisory.
The August issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces National Biosafety Stewardship Month
The March issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
ASM sent a statement out to ASM members reminding them to practice safe "laboratory housekeeping."
ASM commented on an FDA proposal to reclassify antigen based rapid influenza virus antigen detection test systems intended to detect influenza virus directly from clinical specimens.