Stony Brook University experts discuss Zika virus

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts at Stony Brook University Hospital have been discussing the Zika virus since the World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak in Latin America to be a public health emergency.
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Department of Defense combats bio threats with early detection

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense is working to keep soldiers safe from chemical agents and infectious diseases.
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Sandia wins Federal Laboratory Consortium award

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Technology has been awarded to Sandia National Laboratories.
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MERS research article examines effects of disease

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 @ 7:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 1,500 people have developed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since 2012, with over 500 fatalities.
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Battelle wins contract to develop additional systems for U.S. Army

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle is now a contractor under the Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support Multi-Award Task Order Contract, which will allow the company to bid on defense work, including both biological and chemical.
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NewLink Genetics to develop Zika virus treatment

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NewLink Genetics Corporation is working on developing a treatment for the Zika virus.
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CDC updates travel alert list with two additional destinations

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of its continued investigation into the Latin American Zika virus outbreak, the CDC recently added the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to its travel alert list.
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WHO declares public health emergency over growing Zika virus concerns

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus is now considered a public health emergency, after public officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed major concern over the growing outbreak in Latin America.
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WHO confirms first Zika case in Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its information concerning cases of the Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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GenArraytion develops first test to identify Zika virus

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GenArraytion Inc. has created the first test capable of identifying the Zika virus and other mosquito-caused illnesses.
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WHO director-general forms emergency committee to discuss growing Zika threat

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently organized an emergency committee to assess the severeness of the threat from the Zika virus.
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CDC hosts Zika virus teleconference to reassure U.S. citizens

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 10:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

To reassure listeners in a real-time telebriefing, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an affiliated institute recently conducted an up-to-the-minute discussion of the critical Zika virus infection from Atlanta, Georgia, and Rockville, Maryland.
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New drug beats MRSA strain of staph infection, enters advanced trials

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

XBiotech has completed the “second dose cohort” of its Phase I/II study of the True Human monoclonal antibody therapy, also called 514G3, which is designed to treat all strains of staph infection.
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Nigeria struggles with outbreak of Lassa fever

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the wake of the recently ended West African Ebola outbreak, Nigeria is now struggling with its own outbreak, although on a smaller scale.
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WHO discusses growing Zika concern

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has plans to meet and discuss the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in Latin America and is expected to continue to spread around the world.
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WHO receives update on Zika cases in Dominican Republic

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National IHR Focal Point of the Dominican Republic has notified the World Health Organization of 10 confirmed cases of the Zika virus.
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Zika case reported in Minnesota

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 8:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Minnesota traveler returning from Latin America has contracted the Zika virus.
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CDP trainees can take home training to co-workers

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Trainees who attend the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) training can qualify to share that training with their co-workers.
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Researchers study strains of flesh-eating bacteria to beat toxins

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered strains of flesh-eating bacteria that could lead them to understand how toxins in the bacteria work.
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UN urges safety in light of confirmed MERS case in Thailand

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) has been confirmed in Bangkok, Thailand.
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