NGFR promotes new first responder technologies for 2016

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Next Generation First Responder Apex program is currently preparing for changes in its response program for the 2016 year, and possibly through 2020.
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IAEM concerned about emergency manager confusion in Flint, Michigan

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers is concerned about possible confusion regarding what an emergency manager means in Flint, Michigan, with the water conditions -- and is seeking to clear it up.
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First Argentinian chikungunya outbreak confirmed

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 12:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chikungunya was identified in Argentina for the first time on March 7 by the National IHR Focal Point of Argentina, which then relayed the information to PAHO/WHO.
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Ebola vaccine to begin trials in new Guinea center

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 12:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A teleconference between Guinean President Alpha Conde, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the rest of the world was recently conducted in order to express thanks to those who have developed the Ebola vaccine in Russia, which has received Russian state registration.
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Center for Domestic Preparedness welcomes LSCC students to incident response course

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, hosted students from Lawson State Community College (LSCC) for the first time on March 23.
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WHO director-general opens meeting concerning country alliance

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently opened a senior-level meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, concerning how countries can better cooperate together to create and abide by tests for worldwide health and regulating IHR components.
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WHO offers temporary recommendations for polio outbreak

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization recently held its eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee over a teleconference to discuss the poliovirus' spread throughout the world.
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FEMA's Homeland Security details open positions

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Multiple new jobs have been announced by the Department of Homeland Security of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Averill elected chairman of Washington Emergency Management Council

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ron Averill of Centralia was chosen as the new chairman of the Washington Emergency Management Council on March 3.
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EU contributes 2.3 million euros to fight against chemical weapons in Syria

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcühe recently announced that the EU has donated 2.3 million euros to the organization's work in Syria.
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WHO calls Emergency Committee meeting to revisit Zika virus discussion

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO recently brought together the Emergency Committee to discuss International Health Regulations surrounding the Zika virus, in addition to neurological conditions and neonatal malformations.
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New antibody discovery may lead to effective Ebola treatment

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A newly discovered monoclonal antibody has been tested against the human Ebola virus in primates and has proven to protect primates against the Ebola virus, even up to five days after the initial infection.
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CDP team of four wins award for combatting Ebola

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following the Ebola outbreaks of 2014, the Center for Domestic Preparedness was honored to accept several awards, recognizing the efforts of four individuals in the fight against the disease.
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EU releases information concerning the Zika virus

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the Zika virus continues to spread around the world, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has continued to provide information and education, seeking to educate individuals about how to avoid contracting the disease.
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CBARR visits U.S. Army's Edgewood Center to prepare for joint mission

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At the end of 2015, the Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit met at the U.S. Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center to collaborate on a forthcoming mission.
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Scientists call for intensive research into viable Zika virus treatment options

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists are on a mission to find a cure for, or long-term solution to, the Zika virus.
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GeoVax announces development of hemorrhagic fever vaccine

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GeoVax is currently working on a vaccine to combat hemorrhagic fever viruses, such as Ebola.
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WHO recommends safe sex to prevent Zika transmission

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released new information concerning Zika transmission through sexual encounters.
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Ebola survivors experience health issues after the disease is gone, researchers find

Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The recent Ebola outbreak has passed, but researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Translational Medicine recently conducted a study looking at problems survivors continue to have after suffering from the illness.
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Immunovaccine joins hunt for Zika vaccine

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 9:27am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The immunotherapy company Immunovaccine Inc. announced Thursday that it will puts its resources behind the global effort to develop an effective vaccine for the Zika virus.
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