Annual Lassa fever outbreak causes concern in West Africa

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 @ 7:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a Lassa fever outbreak by the National IHR Focal Point on Jan. 21.
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Guinea removed from Ebola travel screening list

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 @ 6:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the threat of Ebola winds down, so does the need to screen passengers traveling to and from affected nations.
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Health officials react to Lassa fever outbreak in Benin

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) Children’s Fund are looking to revamp their emergency response efforts after an outbreak of Lassa fever occurred in Benin.
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Johnson & Johnson releases update on Zika situation

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Johnson & Johnson is the latest to send out information regarding the Zika virus.
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CDP adds role players to increase realistic nature of exercises

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDP’s Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) program is adding realistic elements to its courses by including role players in the exercises.
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WHO forms European Medical Corps to combat large outbreaks

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 12:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put in place the European Medical Corps in order to combat large disease outbreaks across the world.
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DoD tests platform for nerve agent antidote

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 @ 6:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected Emergard as a potential candidate for a nerve agent antidote delivery system.
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Trinity Guardion bedding to reduce hospital infections

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 @ 5:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Trinity Guardion bed cover has been shown to reduce infections by 50 percent.
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Hawaii issues emergency proclamation to combat Zika, dengue fever

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an effort to put a halt to the spread of mosquito-borne illness in Hawaii, Gov. David Ige put into place an emergency proclamation on Feb. 12.
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FDA issues new blood donation guidelines due to Zika threat

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidelines for donating blood to travelers that have visited countries with outbreaks of the Zika virus.
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UTMB, Brazilian health officals team up to find Zika vaccine

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has decided to partner with the Brazilian Ministry of Health as the two entities seek to stop the Zika virus.
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Hawaiian infant tests positive for microcephaly

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 @ 6:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified by the National IHR Focal Point for the U.S. that an infant born in Hawaii in December has microcephaly.
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Johns Hopkins experts warn against Zika rumors, encourage focus on facts

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 @ 9:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the world prepares for the Zika virus, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are keeping an open perspective concerning the spread of the virus.
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Oversight subcommittee encourages preparing for threats, not reacting

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 @ 9:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is focused on ensuring the U.S. can handle any attack, outbreak or accident.
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WHO prepares system to prevent future Ebola outbreaks

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The West African countries that were deeply impacted by Ebola are now seeking to understand exactly how the virus spread and why the outbreak happened, despite early warning systems being in place.
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Experts recommend preventative measures in light of Zika threat

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the Zika virus continues to sweep across Latin America, cases have begun to appear in the United States, as well.
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Spread of malaria continues to trump Zika concern

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The spread of the Zika virus has been alarming, but the real issue stems from the source of the spreading: the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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WHO director-general discusses antimicrobial resistance

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Resistance to antibiotics is a hot topic, as the world has seen the devastating impacts of two viruses over the past few years.
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IAEA to provide nuclear-based Zika detection tools

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is seeking to assist Latin American nations by providing nuclear-based Zika virus detection tools.
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News source for infectious disease professionals to provide all-digital information

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 @ 6:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc. recently launched Contagion, a news resource designed for medical professionals that work with infectious diseases.
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