Bioattack drill held in N.C.

Monday, Jun 7, 2010 @ 10:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Safety officials in North Carolina participated last week in a drill meant to simulate the opening of an powder-laced package at the Rocky Mount Water Treatment Plant, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram.
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Environmental impact study ordered for Plum Island

Monday, Jun 7, 2010 @ 10:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A New York island where scientists have for years conducted extensive testing of diseases - including the bioterror threat anthrax - on animals may be sold by the federal government after the facility is moved to Kansas, but not before an environmental im
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Brooklyn-based National Guard unit holds validation exercise

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010 @ 7:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A New York National Guard unit able to detect weapons of mass destruction underwent its final pre-certification evaluation during a special exercise and ceremony held Tuesday, according to National Guard officials.
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CET, LLC, demonstrates anthrax spore destruction system

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010 @ 7:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CET, LLC, recently took part in a bioterrorism exercise at Joint Base Louis-McChord. Officials said the exercise was held to help beef up U.S. preparedness to respond and recover from a bioterrorist attack.
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Bioterror scare in Florida

Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jacksonville emergency workers responded to a bioterror threat Monday after a man opened an envelope that contained a suspicious substance, according to the Florida Times-Union.
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Biodefenses showcased in India

Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biological and chemical defense methods were showcased at the recently held Bangalore India Bio 2010, Bangaloremirror.com reports.
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Police investigate suspicious package at N.C. immigration office

Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 @ 8:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police are investigating a suspicious package found in the mail room of Citizenship and Immigration Services, in Research Triangle Park near Durham, N.C., according to an ABC News report.
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Chemical catch sickens fishermen

Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 @ 8:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Four New Bedford fishermen were hospitalized Monday after hauling up a container of dangerous chemicals while fishing off Long Island.
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Muslim group calls for investigation into Jacksonville anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 @ 8:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The powder may have been harmless, but a Muslim group wants the FBI to investigate a suspicious mailing to a Jacksonville, Fla., Muslim teacher as a hate crime, the Florida Times-Union reports.
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Powder sent to N.C. capitol tests negative for anthrax

Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 @ 8:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, a suspicious powder found in an envelope earlier this week at the North Carolina State Capitol turned out to be harmless.
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Anthrax outbreak in India

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 2:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in Orissa, India's Koraput district say anthrax cases in humans are on the rise, according to a news report released by the Indo-Asian News Service.
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Rapid test found for potential bioagent

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 2:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

American and Australian scientists say they may have made a breakthrough after diagnosing a bacterial disease that has killed 10 people in the Northern Territories of Australia this rainy season.
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Global bioweapons directory not feasible, expert says

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 2:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Terence Taylor, the president of the International Council for Life Sciences and a former UN weapons inspector for Iraq, opened a two-day conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, by stating that it is impossible to have a global directory for the controlling an
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Anthrax remains greatest threat, top scientist says

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 3:10am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A top scientist has warned that an aerosol delivery of anthrax is the most likely method for an attack on U.S. soldiers that would require a vaccine to prevent illness.
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George Mason University dedicates new biomedical research lab

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 7:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

George Mason University officially dedicated its new biomedical research lab at its Prince William County campus this week.
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Fort Detrick implements biolab safety precautions

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Army will be implementing safety recommendations made by the National Academy of Sciences for the biolabs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.
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U.S. stockpile receives smallpox vaccine

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 9:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first vaccine to be developed for civilian bioterrorism preparedness programs has been delivered to the U.S. stockpile, according to a CQ Healthbeat News report.
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Contaminated heroin risk unconfirmed by England health chiefs

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 @ 9:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials are in the process of trying to determine whether or not a tainted batch of heroin has made it to the streets of Huddersfield, England, according to a news report released by the Huddersfield Examiner.
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Florida AG announces new strategies for bioterror preparedness

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 @ 8:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, Central Florida Fire Chief John Williamson and officials with Zimek Technologies announced a joint homeland security initiative during a press conference last week, according to medicalnewstoday.com.
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NJIT announces new bioterror fighting technology

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 @ 8:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials at the New Jersey Institute of Technology said they continue to move forward in the war on terror, according to a NJ.com news report.
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