No Ebola infections reported in Congo since Oct. 4

Microscopic view of the Ebola virus

It appears that an outbreak of Ebola that began in August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has diminished with no reports of infection since Oct. 4, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Monday. After deploying … Read More »

G-20 leaders call for more support to Ebola-affected countries

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G20 leaders in Brisbane, Australia, recently made a statement calling for more support to the governments of countries most affected by the Ebola virus. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are “making tremendous efforts” to combat the outbreak of the virus, … Read More »

NanoViricides to continue work on Ebola, Dengue fever vaccines

NanoViricides, Inc., is moving forward with its development of Ebola and Dengue Fever vaccines, as well as  other drug candidates, the company announced on Monday. The company recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious … Read More »

Oregon Emergency Management Office seeks director

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is seeking a director for its Salem office. The person hired will be responsible for making sure that emergency management systems and protocols are maintained, as well as planning, preparing and executing actions in … Read More »

Mali added to enhanced screening list for Ebola

Microscopic view of the Ebola virus

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that travelers from Mali will undergo enhanced screening for the Ebola virus. The CDC recommended the screenings as a precautionary measure as … Read More »

Hungary latest EU nation to sign Joint Procurement Agreement


Hungary this week became the 18th European Union (EU) country to sign the Joint Procurement Agreement to procure medical countermeasures. The 2009 outbreak of H1N1 pandemic influenza, also known as avian flu, showcased a weakness in the development, production and … Read More »

Homeland Security, Senate panel briefed on Ebola efforts

Microscopic view of the Ebola virus

A statement was given to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Monday from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Office of Health Affairs (OHA) regarding the handling … Read More »

Integral Molecular to study immune response to Ebola, Hepatitis C for NIH

Integral Molecular

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded on Thursday a $3.5 million contract to Integral Molecular to study the human immune responses to Ebola and hepatitis C (HCV). The research will focus on the response of antibodies upon infection and … Read More »

Texas A&M receives grant to help veterans

Texas A&M

The National Center for Therapeutic Manufacturing (NCTM) will help train military veterans thanks to a new grant announced on Tuesday. NCTM, a workforce development center within Texas A&M‘s Engineering Experiment Station, received a Wagner-Peyser grant from the Office of the … Read More »

CDC holding ‘zombie virus’ outbreak presentation to relate to Ebola response


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will demonstrate the multiple applications of high performance computers (HPC) to public health using a fictitious “zombie virus” outbreak during a presentation at Supercomputing 2014 on Nov. 18. “HPC: A Matter of Life … Read More »

European health officials to visit countries most affected by Ebola


Two leading European Union health officials announced this week that they will make a four-day visit to countries most affected by Ebola. EU Ebola Coordinator Christos Stylianides and Commissioner for Health Vytenis Andriukaitis began the trip on Nov. 12 and … Read More »

Hotzone Solutions hosts weeklong arms-control seminar for Saudi diplomats


Hotzone Solutions, an international training and consulting company, recently provided training in arms control and disarmament in Brussels at the request of the Saudi Arabian National Authority for the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions. Diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign … Read More »

Countervail to develop anti-nerve agent compound


Countervail Corp. announced on Saturday that it has received an additional $5.4 million from the Department of Homeland Security and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to research nerve agent counter measures. The company is to continue the … Read More »

AFB testimony urges better preventative measures

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The Alliance for BioSecurity (AFB), a consortium of companies that develop biological defense products, recently submitted a written testimony calling for research support to develop vaccines and treatment options for deadly diseases. The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa brings … Read More »