Meanwhile, CDC has new Lab Guidance, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Arboviral Diseases and Dengue Branches have updated diagnostic testing guidance for Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses.
Under CDC testing results it states:
"Given the current volume of samples, test results will not be available for at least 3 weeks after specimen receipt.
[!!!-Really, this is your epidemic readiness?]
Reporting times for test results may be longer during summer months or when arbovirus activity increases.
Initial serological testing will be performed using IgM capture ELISA and IgG ELISA (as appropriate for clinical presentation). If the initial results are positive, further confirmatory testing may delay the reporting of final results. " And all speciments sent to CDC/DVBD/ADB Ft Collins Co lab."
[Sound anything like CDC/LD guidelines?
Meanwhile, USATODAY has this vert FT Collins, CDC lab flagged for bio mishaps & cover ups:
"The committee began questioning the accuracy of the CDC’s 2014 accounting of incidents after USA TODAY last month revealed that some labs associated with one principal scientist at the CDC's Fort Collins facility had had their federal select agent permit secretly suspended from a bout 2007 until 2010 for violations while experimenting with Japanese encephalitis virus. But the incident was not included in information CDC Director Tom Frieden sent to the committee in August 2014 that was supposed to cover select agent incidents at all CDC labs since 2002....
The CDC's facilities are among a small group of biolab operators that have the worst regulatory histories in the country, receiving repeated sanctions under federal regulations.
Not only does the CDC operate its own labs, but — along with the Department of Agriculture — it also jointly runs the Federal Select Agent Program, which regulates public and private labs working with select agent pathogens...."
Post Edited (happyjo) : 8/11/2016 4:43:12 PM (GMT-6)