Effective October 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis as a Tier 1 select agent to the list of select agents and toxins. Sentinel laboratories should continue using the existing ASM Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Guidelines for Suspected Agents of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Bacillus anthracis with new recommendations suggested here.  

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released, “Recommended Policy Guidance for Departmental Development of Review Mechanisms for Potential Pandemic Pathogen Care and Oversight (P3CO).”

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