Vaxart currently testing oral Zika vaccine

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The south San Francisco-based pharmaceutical company Vaxart Inc. has started preclinical testing of an oral Zika virus vaccine.
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Texas renews fight against Zika spread as mosquito season approaches

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the Zika virus spreads, Texas is seeking to ramp up its effort to fight the spread.
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FEMA seeking emergency management specialist in Denton, Texas

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently hiring for the position of emergency management specialist.
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Saudi Arabia's National IHR Focal Point holds meeting to detail current MERS-CoV spread

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently informed the World Health Organization that there are six new MERS-CoV cases in the area, as well as three deaths from the disease.
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Subcommittee on Oversight meets, discusses ways to curb Zika spread

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 7:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on March 2 to examine the United States’ response to the Zika virus.
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Synthetic Biologics receives three patent applications

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Synthetic Biologics Inc. has received three patent applications for a microbiome designed to protect the gut.
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Two Ebola vaccines undergo trials, appear positive

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two vaccines developed for the Ebola virus have been well received during the phase-two trials.
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CDP training now includes evidence protection to help capture terrorists

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) hosts a training course that is meant to help first responders react to emergency situations.
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SIGA Technologies reaches final stages of smallpox drug trial

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies has reached the final stages of its clinical trial for a drug that could cure small pox.
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Bird flu reported in Hong Kong

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A confirmed case of avian flu has been reported in China, after the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gave notice to the World Health Organization.
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FEMA hiring supervisory management specialist

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 @ 11:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hiring a supervisory emergency management specialist.
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Engility wins joint enterprise logistics contract

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 @ 10:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Engility Holding Inc. has been awarded a prime position on the Joint Enterprise-Contracted Logistics and Services Support contract.
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Hawaii reacts to confirmed Zika case with renewed fervor

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The state of Hawaii is working to contain the spread of the Zika virus, after the first case was recently reported, causing a newborn to contract microcephaly.
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Maine reports first case of Zika

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the first case of Zika in the state, occurring in a Hancock County adult over the age of 65.
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EPA to review, improve Risk Management Program

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to change its Risk Management Program (RMP), which includes regulations regarding chemical process safety.
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WHO director-general visits Brazil to discuss Zika outbreak

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking to expand its response to the Zika virus in Latin America.
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WHO, PAHO directors convene in Brazil to discuss Zika response

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Directors of the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization are in Brazil meeting with government and health care officials to discuss the Zika virus and the response it requires.
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New vaccine close to eradicating meningitis A in Africa

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a result of the introduction of the MenAfriVac vaccine, meningitis A has been nearly eradicated in Africa.
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WAidid's First International Congress gathers to discuss outbreaks

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 @ 12:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First International Congress of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders met Feb. 20 in Milan, Italy.
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Stanford University researchers find gene to test latent and active TB

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 @ 7:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found a gene that shows the difference between tuberculosis (TB) that is active versus tuberculosis that is not.
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