Capitol Visitor Center takes steps to respond to future bioscares

Friday, Oct 1, 2010 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Capitol Visitor Center employees will be issued permanent pagers in an attempt to improve communication should an emergency, such as a terrorist attack, occur, following reports of missteps among CVC employees in dealing with a white powder scare.
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Uganda takes steps to domesticate terror laws

Friday, Oct 1, 2010 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Uganda National Committee of International Humanitarian Law has begun discussing the implementation of several pieces of international law relating to chemical and biological weaponry that it has previously ratified but not enacted.
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Number of mustard agent shells to be destroyed by Army lowered

Friday, Oct 1, 2010 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Army officials announced this week that they expect to destroy 38,000 mustard agent shells at the Pueblo Chemical Depot instead of the 40,000 that was initially estimated.
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Nation's EMT workers say they are unprepared for CBRN attack

Friday, Oct 1, 2010 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent nationwide survey showed that emergency medical technicians feel underprepared and ill equipped to handle chemical, biological or radiological disasters.
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U.S. not prepared to respond to bioterror, expert says

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 @ 2:32pm by Nick Rees

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Randall J. Larsen recently told the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security that the U.S. is not prepared to respond to the threat of biological terrorism.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.'s inhalational anthrax treatment receives Fast Track status

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 @ 3:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced on October 1 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track Designation for its anthrax monoclonal antibody development program investigating AVP-21D9 for the treatment of inhalation anthrax.
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EU holds bioterror attack simulation

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Amid reports of an al-Qaeda plot to attack Britain, France and Germany, and Norway
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Terror group threatens biological war in India

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 @ 4:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A biological war in India's northeastern state of Assam has been threatened by a terror group claiming to be Indian Mujahideen (Assam) if their supporters are not immediately released from the Guwahati Central Jail.
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Pool chemical could be effective at cleaning anthrax-tainted water supplies

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New research has revealed that a common pool chemical could effectively be used as a decontaminant for water supplies that are tainted with anthrax.
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Scientists create dual smallpox-anthrax vaccine

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have managed to combine vaccines for smallpox and anthrax into one that could protect against both in the event of a biological terrorist attack.
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Bangladesh livestock minister blames anthrax panic on poultry traders

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010 @ 3:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bangladesh Livestock Minister Abdul Latif Biswas has claimed that the anthrax scare in Bangladesh is only propaganda being spread by seven organizations of the poultry traders.
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Expert says Intelligence Community failing on bioterrorism

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee
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Alabama man sentenced for role in anthrax hoax letters

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010 @ 5:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Alabama man has been sentenced to five years of probation for his role in a series of fake anthrax letters that were mailed across the state.
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Advanced Life Sciences CEO testifies about biothreats

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., recently offered testimony at the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services hearing titled Defending Against Public Health Threats.
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One of the nation's top biowarfare experts dies

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

William C. Patrick III, one of the nation
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Russian expert says terror networks searching for bioweapons

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The head of Russia
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Rep. Brad Sherman introduces bioterror bill

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Representative Brad Sherman has introduced a bill that lawmakers hope will improve the international strategy of the United States for monitoring, reducing, and responding to biological risks.
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U.S. destroys 80 percent of its chemical agent stockpile

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 @ 5:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced that, as of October 3, it has destroyed 80 percent of the U.S. chemical agent stockpile in compliance with the ratification of the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.
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Bangladesh set to end anthrax red alert

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 @ 5:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Bangladeshi government has been emboldened by a halt in the spread of anthrax and is likely to end the red alert that was issued to help control the disease last month by the livestock department.
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Former Indian president calls for increase in biopreparedness

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 @ 5:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former India president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam recently stressed the need for a greater role in technology to help prevent biological attack.
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