Anthrax deaths reported in Scotland

Friday, Dec 18, 2009 @ 3:11pm by Nick Rees

Health agencies in Scotland have been placed on alert following news that a drug user who recently died in a hospital tested positive for Anthrax.
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Report calls for change of thinking on defending against bioterror

Friday, Dec 18, 2009 @ 3:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new study released next month that shows the standard risk analysis used by security risk analysts based on probabilities of uncertain hazards may not, in fact, capture the impact of an intelligent attacker's intent.
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La Jolla Institute receives funding to study smallpox threat

Friday, Dec 18, 2009 @ 3:18pm by Nick Rees

A federally funded, five year, $18.8 million set of projects by researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology aims to make inroads on defeating several diseases identified as bioterror threats.
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Barry Kellman addresses the House International Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism & Nonproliferation

Friday, Dec 18, 2009 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following his staff briefing at the House International Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism & Nonproliferation yesterday, Barry Kellman, president of the International Security & Biopolicy Institute, spoke with BioPrepWatch.
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Anthrax response: Guidance and Questions

Friday, Dec 18, 2009 @ 5:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

How should we cope with a massive anthrax attack, and how can we prepare now so that our coping is optimal?
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No more reported anthrax infections in Scotland

Monday, Dec 21, 2009 @ 2:44pm by Nick Rees

No new cases of anthrax have arisen several days after two Glasgow heroin users tested positive for anthrax infections, health officials have said.
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Pennsylvania hospitals given grant to fight bioterror and pandemics

Monday, Dec 21, 2009 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jameson and Ellwood City hospitals in Pennsylvania will receive a $1.6 million grant award to aid them in their fight against bioterrorism and pandemics.
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DoD bill will fund biological attack sensors

Monday, Dec 21, 2009 @ 2:53pm by Nick Rees

Under the recently $636 billion Department of Defense appropriations bill passed by the Senate, Michigan companies will soon see grants to aid in the prevention of bioterrorism.
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Maine to receive more than $3 million to aid bioterror research

Monday, Dec 21, 2009 @ 2:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than $3 million will be set aside for bioterrorism research in Maine by the Department of Defense's new appropriation bill, which has been sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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- Oklahoma State University to receive funds to develop National Bio-Security Plan

Monday, Dec 21, 2009 @ 3:00pm by Nick Rees

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), has voted for for the final passage of the Defense Appropriations bill that will send $3 million to Oklahoma State University to assist in developing a National Bio-Security Plan.
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New masks to protect service members' children from biological, chemical threats

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 @ 6:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The children of U.S. service members and their families are now being provided with a protection system for use in the event of a biological or chemical attack.
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New report calls for greater collaboration for biosurveillance

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 @ 6:14pm by Nick Rees

Congressional investigators have recently announced that federal agencies are not working together properly to share data and personnel for the early detection of biological threats.
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New tools will fight bioterrorism in food supply chain

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 @ 6:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new set of tools designed by the FDA and the United States Department of Agriculture aims to aid food-animal producers in mitigating risk of bioterrorism on the food production process.
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Oklahoma Representative reacts to cancellation of anthrax study

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 @ 6:20pm by Nick Rees

Phil Richardson, an Oklahoma State Representative, veterinarian and farmer, has taken aim at Oklahoma State University for its recent cancellation of an anthrax study that would have required testing and euthanasia on primates.
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Third anthrax infection identified in Glasgow

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 @ 6:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A heroin user has been identified as the third case of anthrax infection in Glasgow, Scotland by health officials.
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Lugar-Nunn program constructs biological monitoring station in Kazakhstan

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 @ 7:01pm by Nick Rees

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has announced on the floor of the Senate the success of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperation Threat Reduction program, which has, among other accomplishments, built and equipped a biological monitoring station in Kazakhstan.
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UIC given no to open new biolab

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Chicago Medical Center has been notified by the United States Department of Energy that it has full approval to commence operations at its new Howard T. Ricketts Laboratory.
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India prepares for bioattacks at 2010 Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 @ 7:09pm by Nick Rees

Almost eight battalions of India's National Disaster Response Force have readied themselves with prophylaxis for anthrax and nerve gas antidotes in preparation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games that will take place in New Delhi.
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Defense Appropriations Act to fund biosensors

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 @ 7:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Southwestern Pennsylvania will receive more than $24 million in funding for projects, including some to fight bioterror, as part of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Act.
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OctaFlex gets grant to develop bioweapon wash

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 @ 7:33pm by Nick Rees

Following the recent passing by Congress of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill, private sector projects in western South Dakota stand to receive over $14 million in new defense appropriations, some of which will be used to fight bioterror.
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