2 dead, 7 more cases of MERS-CoV confirmed in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization was recently contacted by the National IHR Focal Point of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to report seven more cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, which occurred between March 9 and March 10.
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FDA gives clearance for Great Basin E.coli test

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 12:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Pfizer to participate in Human Vaccines Project

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pfizer has decided to play a part in the Human Vaccines Project, which seeks to develop vaccine protection for infectious diseases such as HIV, dengue fever and cancer.
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WHO reports new case of avian influenza in China

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Another avian A (H5N6) influenza infection was confirmed in China on March 15 by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which then notified the World Health Organization.
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Researchers develop test to track tuberculosis gene

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A blood test that can predict whether or not a dormant string of tuberculosis (TB) will develop into full-blown tuberculosis has been developed.
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Dominica receives CDC travel notice for Zika virus

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus and its infection patterns are constantly being watched by the CDC, and the organization's acute attention to the continuing transmission has led to its declaring a travel notice for Dominica.
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ECBC offers support to Yuma Proving Ground study

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers based with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) was recently deployed to the Sonoran Desert in order to conduct studies on the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
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FDA approves new inhalational anthrax treatment

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 2:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection, to be used with specific antibacterial drugs to treat people who have had inhalational anthrax.
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Senate fails to remedy law, leaving it open to abuse

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 2:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Senate has failed to remedy serious loopholes within the PRV program for neglected diseases, leaving the law open to abuse from pharmaceutical companies throughout the nation and the world.
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WHO officials confirm connection between Guillain-Barre syndrome, Zika infection

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO recently received a notification that the National IHR Focal Point of the United States has found two Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) cases that are connected to Zika virus infections.
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CDC adds Cuba to Zika virus watch list

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC has reported a level-two travel notice for Cuba concerning Zika virus transmission and is working with local health officials in areas that have been determined to contain the virus.
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WHO team departs for Cabo Verde to combat Zika virus

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

WHO has decided to send a team, consisting of WHO AFRO and the Institut Pasteur members in Dakar, to Cabo Verde, following the minister of health's request for assistance.
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Dengue vaccine trials result in complete prevention of all four strands

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently reported its clinical trial findings on a Dengue 2 virus vaccine.
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Siga launches clinical study for TPOXX IV formulation

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Siga Technologies Inc., a company that focuses on the creation and sale of solutions for biodefense and medical needs with unmet problems, recently launched its phase-one single ascending dose clinical study for TPOXX in an IV formulation.
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CDC releases report on how to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Although the United States has successfully decreased health care-associated infections (HAIs), antibiotic-resistant bacteria are still a force to be reckoned with.
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UAB welcomes new director of med school's Division of Infectious Diseases

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases has named Jeanne Marrazzo, leading expert in the field of infectious diseases and HIV, its new director.
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NGFR Apex Program aims to better train, equip first responders

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first responders of the future should be protected, aware faster, more efficient and connected, according to the vision provided by the Next Generation First Responder Apex Program.
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Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak concludes at last

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two virus incubation periods of 42 days have passed since the last confirmed person with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone tested negative, meaning the end of the Ebola flare-up has come at last.
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Air Force details available mechanical engineering position

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 2:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A position as a mechanical engineer is currently available for the Department of the Air Force in the Air Force Personnel Center at the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
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Seven new cases of MERS reported to World Health Organization

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seven new cases of MERS-CoV were identified by the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between Feb. 17 and 25, and reported to the World Health Organization.
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