Senate Judiciary subcommittee to discuss nation's bioterror response ability

Monday, Aug 2, 2010 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

After a Justice Department report called the U.S. government
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Bioterror scare at U.S. embassy in Paris

Monday, Aug 2, 2010 @ 2:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Employees of the U.S. embassy in Paris were sent to the hospital last week after handling a suspicious envelope that emitted fumes.
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Indian villages facing anthrax outbreak

Monday, Aug 2, 2010 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in India have reported that approximately 26 people in four villages in Orissa
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Australia to destroy mustard gas shells

Monday, Aug 2, 2010 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Australia's Department of Defense has announced that approximately 144 World War II-era mustard gas shells will be destroyed in a specially designed chamber.
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UNDT reacts to L.A. bioterror scare

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 @ 2:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology, a provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services and developer of early warning technology against bioterror agents, has commented on a July 30 anthrax scare at a downtown Los Angeles metro station.
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Six cities training postal workers to deliver bioterror meds

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 @ 2:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Six years after the government first explored the idea of using U.S. postal workers to dispense critical medicines in the wake of terrorist attack and eight months after the Obama administration ordered a plan developed to do so, six unnamed cities have b
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Chemical weapon incineration co. fined

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington Demilitarization Company LLC has agreed to pay the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality civil penalties and ensure compliance with its hazardous waste treatment facility permit for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.
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Chemical weapons to remain off of Hawaii's coast

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the United States Army announced last week that a cache of chemical weapons dumped five miles south of Pearl Harbor after World War II will not be removed because trying to move them may pose a threat to people and the environment.
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Bubonic plague vaccine trials set

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Clinical trials are beginning for a bubonic plague vaccine, which officials say is a viable bioterror threat, at 10 sites nationwide.
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Pfenex receives funding for anthrax vaccine

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The San Diego based developers of the anthrax vaccine Pfenex have been awarded funding by the federal Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that could reach $18.8 million.
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Anthrax outbreak in Siberia

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 130 people have been hospitalized with anthrax during an outbreak of the disease in Russia
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U.S. National Research Committee issues report on bioweapon security systems

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 @ 3:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 13-member committee of the U.S. National Research Committee recently issued a 187-page report that concluded that the use of DNA-based security scanning system to detect bioweapons is still a technology of the future.
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Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention compliance report issued

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. State Department recently issued a compliance report that details the adherence to the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention of various signatory nations.
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Former Sens. Graham and Talent criticize BioShield cuts

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 @ 2:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former senators Bob Graham and Jim Talent criticized potential cuts to the BioShield Strategic Reserve Fund in an open letter on August 3.
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Twin Cities begin testing USP delivery of anthrax antibiotics

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Postal Service in Minneapolis and St. Paul say they are now ready to deliver antibiotics to some residents in the event of a bioattack.
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BARDA funds new anthrax treatment

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Elusys Therapeutics recently announced that they have been awarded a second $40.6 million contract for the advanced development of an anthrax treatment.
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Pregnant women to be vaccinated against anthrax in event of an attack

Friday, Aug 6, 2010 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mothers who breast feed and pregnant women are now advised to be vaccinated for anthrax in the case of a terrorist attack that uses the disease in its aerosolized form, according to updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Powder attack reported in England

Friday, Aug 6, 2010 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police in Manchester, England, have arrested four people in connection to attacks made with powder from a fire extinguisher that caused a major chemical alert.
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Indian security agencies prepared to deal with CBRN threats

Friday, Aug 6, 2010 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland security officials in India this week said they are equipped and ready to face chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats posed by terrorist groups during the October Commonwealth Games.
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FBI probing white powder mailed to Israeli Embassy

Friday, Aug 6, 2010 @ 5:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FBI officials are investigating an anthrax scare at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. that occurred on August 5.
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