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Meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : December 10, 2014
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    A 1-day, open public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Office of Infectious Diseases (OID), was held on December 10, 2014, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to Board members and CDC staff, the meeting was attended by representatives of several public health partner organizations (appendix).

    The meeting included updates from OID, followed by an update and discussion about CDC efforts to enhance laboratory safety. Reports were also provided by the BSC Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group (ARWG), the Infectious Disease Laboratory Working Group (IDLWG), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Surveillance Working Group (FSMA SWG), which presented its FY 2014 annual report for BSC approval. The meeting also included updates on the ongoing outbreaks caused by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), and Ebola virus. The update on CDC’s response to the Ebola outbreak was followed by a discussion about issues related to long-term outbreak response efforts.

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