Emergent files application to expand production of BioThrax

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions has filed a supplemental Biologics License Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to scale up production of its anthrax vaccine BioThrax.
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Zika virus and related microcephaly detected in Martinique, France

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus has made its debut appearance in Martinique, France, in a mother and her unborn child.
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Researchers suggest existence of new Ebola-like strain

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the University of Kent have published a new study that suggests the Reston virus may be capable of mutating into a virus with an Ebola-like impact.
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House oversight subcommittee reports on safety of bioresearch labs

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has released a report on its investigation of allegations that a bioresearch lab in Maryland mishandled vials of smallpox.
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New screening for anthrax-related meningitis developed by CDC

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A development for the capability to screen a large group of people for anthrax-induced meningitis has recently been published in the 'Clinical Infectious Diseases' journal.
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Lassa fever carried back to Sweden

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 73-year-old woman returning from travels in several African countries has been diagnosed with Lassa fever.
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Yellow fever outbreak reaches DRC

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization reported Monday that it has been notified by the National IHR Focal Point of the Democratic Republic of Congo of more than 150 cases of yellow fever since the beginning of the year.
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Martinique confirms first Zika-related microcephaly case

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 @ 6:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization announced Saturday that the National IHR Focal Point for France has confirmed the first Zika virus case with fetal microcephaly on the island of Martinique.
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New Ebola infection detected in deceased Liberian woman

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 30-year-old woman in Liberia who recently passed away was later confirmed to have the Ebola virus.
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WHO vaccinates 1,000 people in Guinea following new Ebola outbreak

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea has put 1,000 people who may have been in contact with Ebola patients under medical surveillance by the World Health Organization.
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California Fire and Rescue to improve emergency protocol through Sandia Labs partnership

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Sandia National Laboratories recently teamed up with the California Fire and Rescue Training Authority (CFRTA) to develop a better emergency response protocol.
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IBM, University of Nottingham initiate tuberculosis study

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and the University of Nottingham are teaming up to utilize IBM's World Community Grid in a new study on tuberculosis.
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Lassa fever transmitted to Germany, followed by secondary case

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first cases of Lassa fever were reported in Germany between March 10 and 16 by the World Health Organization.
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WHO director speaks on disease outbreak tactics

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a recent address to attendees of the high-level conference in Lyon, France, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan discussed how states can unite under International Health Regulations (IHR).
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Yellow fever outbreak persists in Angola

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Since Dec. 5, 2015, Luanda, Angola, has been contending with a yellow fever outbreak. 
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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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