WHO director-general forms emergency committee to discuss growing Zika threat

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently organized an emergency committee to assess the severeness of the threat from the Zika virus.
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Stony Brook University experts discuss Zika virus

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts at Stony Brook University Hospital have been discussing the Zika virus since the World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak in Latin America to be a public health emergency.
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Department of Defense combats bio threats with early detection

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense is working to keep soldiers safe from chemical agents and infectious diseases.
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Sandia wins Federal Laboratory Consortium award

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Technology has been awarded to Sandia National Laboratories.
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MERS research article examines effects of disease

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 @ 7:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 1,500 people have developed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since 2012, with over 500 fatalities.
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Battelle wins contract to develop additional systems for U.S. Army

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle is now a contractor under the Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support Multi-Award Task Order Contract, which will allow the company to bid on defense work, including both biological and chemical.
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NewLink Genetics to develop Zika virus treatment

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NewLink Genetics Corporation is working on developing a treatment for the Zika virus.
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CDC updates travel alert list with two additional destinations

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of its continued investigation into the Latin American Zika virus outbreak, the CDC recently added the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to its travel alert list.
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WHO declares public health emergency over growing Zika virus concerns

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus is now considered a public health emergency, after public officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed major concern over the growing outbreak in Latin America.
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WHO confirms first Zika case in Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its information concerning cases of the Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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GenArraytion develops first test to identify Zika virus

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GenArraytion Inc. has created the first test capable of identifying the Zika virus and other mosquito-caused illnesses.
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