Chemical terror remains a threat

Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 @ 8:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jerome Hauer, the former assistant secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, writes in an opinion piece that while chemical terrorism remains a threat in the U.S., President Obama should be pra
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Animal rights activists protest British bioweapon tests

Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 @ 8:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Business News Community reports that animal rights activists in England are livid that a lab there is introducing chemical and biological agents such as anthrax, nerve gas and sulphur mustard to monkeys, guinea pigs, pigs and other animals.
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Anthrax outbreak in the Philippines

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 @ 3:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Manilla Bulletin recently reported that 41 people are confirmed infected with anthrax in the Abra town of Villaviciosa.
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Soldiers at risk for aerosol anthrax attacks

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 @ 3:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The San Antonio Express-News reports that U.S. soldiers remain most likely to need a vaccine to prevent an aerosol-delivered dose of anthrax attack.
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New therapeutic approach effective against multiple pathogens

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 @ 7:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A collaborative team of government, academic and private-sector scientists has developed a novel treatment for tularemia, according to a report released by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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Documents reveal Army lab mishaps

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 @ 7:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Documents recently released by the U.S. Army Institute of Infectious Diseases show that 57 incidents, ranging from slips on wet floors to animal bites, occurred at its Fort Detrick biodefense laboratory in Maryland, according to reports released by the Fr
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OSHA seeking to stem risk of infectious agent lab hazards

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 @ 8:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

OSHA officials have recently issued a request for information on health risks from infectious agents and ways to best reduce them, according to a news report released by the Rochester Post-Bulletin.
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U.S. more vulnerable to attack, former N.J. governor says

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 @ 8:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. is more vulnerable today than it was in 2001 to a biological, chemical or nuclear terrorist attack, 9/11 Commission Chairman and former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean said recently, according to the New Jersey Star Ledger.
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Russian terrorists trying to obtain biological, chemical weapons

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 @ 7:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A top security official in Russia said on June 2 that active terrorists in post-Soviet nations are attempting to obtain biological, chemical and nuclear materials for terrorist attacks.
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New documentary sheds light on Canadian WWII anthrax program

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new documentary film aired by Radio-Canada depicted the operations of a top secret biological weapons lab in Canada during World War II, according to an wire report.
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Deseret Chemical Depot compeltes chemical munitions destruction

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 @ 8:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Gaea Times reports that a chemical munitions site in a western Utah desert has been rendered safe after the destruction of its chemical munitions.
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Government not prepared for CBRN attack, report warns

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 @ 8:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Justice Department report released on June 1 says the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not prepared to carry out its orders in the event of an attack with a weapon of mass destruction, Reuters reported.
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Canadian swine flu vaccination programs failing

Friday, Jun 4, 2010 @ 7:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Many provinces in Canada are beginning to report that their swine flu vaccination programs are failing.
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Movement on for mandatory flu shots

Friday, Jun 4, 2010 @ 7:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The movement for mandatory flu shots in medical facilities is beginning to catch on, according to a recent report by
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Anthrax scare at Bolling Air Force Base

Friday, Jun 4, 2010 @ 7:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bolling Air Force Base in Washington D.C. was briefly shut down June 3 following an anthrax scare, according to Pentagon officials.
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Kentucky weapon destruction on track

Friday, Jun 4, 2010 @ 7:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A measure that could have caused a two-year delay in the destruction of chemical weapons in Kentucky has been stripped at the last second, allowing work to proceed as planned.
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Contracts awarded for biodefense

Friday, Jun 4, 2010 @ 8:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense announced its latest contract awards this week, and they include nearly $18 million that will be invested specifically in chemical and biological defense systems at two of the nation's military bases.
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Detroit biter not a bioterrorist, court rules

Friday, Jun 4, 2010 @ 8:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

He may have assaulted his neighbor, but Daniel Allen is no bioterrorist, a court has ruled.
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Ohio, Washington to start Homeland Response Forces

Monday, Jun 7, 2010 @ 9:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pentagon officials announced on June 3 that Ohio and Washington have been chosen as the first states to host new National Guard homeland response forces for responding to chemical and biological attacks.
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Marvin White joins Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.

Monday, Jun 7, 2010 @ 9:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., officials have announced the appointment of Marvin White to the board of directors.
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