FDA FERN Cooperative Agreement Continuation Program (U18)
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-15-019 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications from institutions/ organizations for inclusion into FDA's Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) Cooperative Agreement Program for Microbiological, Chemical, and/or Radiological laboratories. The FERN cooperative agreements are intended to target state, local, and tribal FERN laboratories to provide increased analytical capacity and expertise (including method development and validation) in the event of food outbreaks or other large-scale food emergency events requiring surge capacity testing of implicated food samples.These samples could involve foods and/or environmental samples related to foods, and will be collected by Federal, State, or local agencies. Selected labs with potential sample collection capabilities may be tasked with sample collection activities in support of this program. Numbers of samples and scheduling of samples will be determined by the FERN National Program Office (NPO) in coordination with grantees. Federal or State surveillance assignments will also be a source of samples for lab analysis. The FDA estimates that the analysis of up to 480 emergency response and surveillance samples per year may be needed.
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Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry
A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.
Two new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.
Government in Congo's previously unaffected South Kivu province says 1 person there has died and their child is being treated
A hotel in downtown Atlanta is reopening its doors to visitors after it closed last month so that health officials could investigate an outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease linked to the premises.
[WHO] The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains precarious, with infection transmissions continuing to occur in communities and health facilities. As of 23 July 2019 a total of 2,612 and 1, 756 deaths have been recorded. Although the number of cases have remained constant its geographical spread to Goma is of concern. As such, the United Republic of Tanzania remains at risk of cross-border transmission of Ebola, because it borders and has significant human traffic with the DRC.
China's pig herd shrank by 32.2% in July from the same month a year ago, its agriculture ministry said on Thursday, as African swine fever continues to spread through the country.