150 evacuated in San Bernardino, Calif., anthrax scare

Thursday, Apr 8, 2010 @ 5:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 150 people were evacuated from the San Bernardino County Office of Aging and Adult Services in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday following the discovery of a suspicious white powder in a piece of mail.
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Rocky Hill lab funding approved

Thursday, Apr 8, 2010 @ 5:20pm by Nick Rees

Connecticut's State Bond Commission has approved the proposed $70 million Rocky Hill public health laboratory despite public outcry from the future lab's neighbors.
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DHS forms Preparedness Task Force

Thursday, Apr 8, 2010 @ 5:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The formation of a local, state, tribal and federal Preparedness Task Force has been announced by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
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iBioLaunch to be used to develop anthrax and plague vaccine

Thursday, Apr 8, 2010 @ 5:26pm by Nick Rees

iBio, Inc. has confirmed that its has granted rights for its iBioLaunch propietary technology to be used in support of a government-funded project developing a single vaccine to protect against both anthrax and plague.
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SixLog to debut new bio-decontamination technology

Friday, Apr 9, 2010 @ 2:20pm by Nick Rees

SixLog Corporation has announced plans to demonstrate its revolutionary new bio-decontamantion technology at this year's INTERPHEX 2010 convention.
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Universal Detection Technology partners with Morphix Technologies

Friday, Apr 9, 2010 @ 2:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A partnership has been formed between Universal Detection Technology and Morphix Technologies for its chemical weapons and hazardous industrial chemical detection system.
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Universal Detection Technology partners with Morphix Technologies

Friday, Apr 9, 2010 @ 2:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A partnership has been formed between Universal Detection Technology and Morphix Technologies for its chemical weapons and hazardous industrial chemical detection system.
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HHS names five new regional directors

Friday, Apr 9, 2010 @ 3:36pm by Nick Rees

Five new regional directors for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have been announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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Guiliani questions Obama's nuclear strategy shift

Friday, Apr 9, 2010 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Some leading experts have questioned President Obama's recent announcement that the American nuclear strategy would be narrowed and that attacks with biological or chemical weapons would not be met with a nuclear reprisal.
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Anthrax scare in Muncie, Indiana

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 @ 3:48pm by Nick Rees

The Academy of Model Aeronautics in Muncie, Indiana was forced to close its headquarters and museum Friday following the discovery of a suspicious envelope containing only white powder.
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DHS announces plans to decrease detection time

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to cut its detection time for a biological attack from 36 hours down to four hours.
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Secretary of State Clinton says U.S. will consider nuclear response to bioterror

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 @ 3:52pm by Nick Rees

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has struck back at critics of the nation's new nuclear weapons stance, telling CBS' "Face the Nation" that "all bets are off" in the event of a biological attack.
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U.S. aids South Africa in bioterror fight before World Cup

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Word has begun circulating that the USA vs. England World Cup soccer match is a prime Al-Qaeda target, prompting the U.S. State Department to provide extensive training to South African police to deal with potential bioterror or nuclear attacks.
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Details about BioWatch come to light

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 @ 7:01pm by Nick Rees

The recent discovery of tularemia in Columbus, Ohio's air by germ warfare monitors that were part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's BioWatch program has revealed several of the program's secrets.
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U.S. not prepared for bioterror decontamination, study says

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent assessment in the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism has revealed that responsibility on the federal level for decontamination after a bioterror attack would be extremely hard and that the lines of responsibility are not clear.
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Anthrax outbreak in Scotland continues

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 @ 7:06pm by Nick Rees

The anthrax outbreak in Scotland stemming from what is believed to be tainted heroin has risen to 33 following confirmation by authorities of an infection in the NHS Lothian area.
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Muncie, Indiana building opens following anthrax scare without decontamination

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 @ 7:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Academy of Model Aeronautics in Muncie, Indiana, following a white powder-related scare, has decided to hedge its bets and re-open without confirmation that the powder was benign, authorities have said.
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Hazmat Hood to protect against bioterror in under 15 minutes

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 @ 1:22pm by Nick Rees

A new product, dubbed Hazmat Hood, that aims to protect first responders in a bioterror emergency will launch at this year's Counter Terror Expo.
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First responders in Arizona tested

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 @ 1:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A bioterror anthrax event was staged by police and firefighters in Peoria and Glendale, Arizona, on Tuesday night to gauge preparedness in the event of such a disaster.
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CBRN Resilience 2010 conference announced

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 @ 1:24pm by Nick Rees

The CBRN Resilience 2010 conference, which will bring together high level policy briefings and first responder presentations to ensure that England is prepared for a bioterror attack, has been announced for June 29 and 30.
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