Government shutdown wouldn't effect bioattack monitoring

Friday, Apr 8, 2011 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to reports by the federal government, while some agencies would cease operating during a government shutdown, the Homeland Security experts who monitor the atmosphere for signs of a biological attack will still work.
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U.S. preps for missile defense test

Friday, Apr 8, 2011 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States is preparing for the first test of sea-based defenses against longer-range missiles, a potential future Iranian threat to Europe from missiles tipped with chemical, biological or nuclear warheads.
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Experts toured Libyan chemical weapons lab, report reveals

Friday, Apr 8, 2011 @ 6:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An unfinished chemical lab in Libya that was toured by American and British scientists in 2006 is now suspected to be a chemical weapons facility.
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Ohio county simulates bioattack

Friday, Apr 8, 2011 @ 6:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Various members of the health community in Richland County, Ohio, took part in a mock disaster this week to test emergency preparedness in the event of a biological attack.
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England using undercover agents to examine bioterror targets

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

After risk experts reported that London
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Anthrax hoax letter sent to Florida congressman

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A white powdery substance that was mailed to Representative Allen West, a Florida congressman, on Friday was determined to not be a dangerous material by local emergency officials in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Kansas governor requests forensic audit of KBA

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced on Friday that he has requested that the Kansas Bioscience Authority submit a forensic audit, including a comprehensive list of all economic records.
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Delaware authorities still vexed by experts death

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Authorities in Delaware recently announced that they still have no leads regarding the mysterious death of John P. Wheeler III, an ex-Pentagon official whose body was discovered in a landfill on New Year
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Video game aids border patrol in fighting bioterror

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 @ 7:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories has designed a new video game that is intended to help the U.S.-Mexico border patrol make fast and effective decisions on a day-to-day basis.
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DiaMedica enters into agreement with NIAID for tularemia treatment

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DiaMedica announced this week that it has entered into an evaluation agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to further examine its monoclonal antibody for the treatment of the potential bioweapon tularemia.
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Expert shows how nasal vaccines for bioagents could be created

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 @ 7:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dennis Metzger presented research at the Society for General Microbiology
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New Hampshire police set to release identity of anthrax hoaxer

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 @ 7:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police in Nashua, New Hampshire, plan to announce the identity of the convicted murderer who closed part of the Hillsborough County Superior Court via an anthrax threat during the March insanity trial of Christopher Gribble.
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BARDA increases value of freeze-dried smallpox vaccine contract

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 @ 5:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United State Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority has increased the value of an existing contract with Bavarian Nordic A/S to develop a freeze-dried version of Imvamune smallpox vaccine to $94 million.
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Kentucky prisoner charged over anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 @ 5:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kentucky prison inmate Marshall DeWayne Williams has been charged in a federal indictment with falsely telling the state
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Anthrax hoax hits famed golf tournament

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 @ 5:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police deputies in Augusta, Georgia, announced on Friday that they had arrested and charged a man with terroristic threats and acts during this year
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Military awards grant for neurotoxin neutralizers

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morphotek Inc., Exton, announced this week that it has been awarded a large U.S. military grant to help fund its efforts in developing antibodies to neutralize the toxic effects of neurotoxins.
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Woman charged over White House anthrax mailings

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kate Michelle Young, a 25-year-old woman living in Kent, Washington, has been charged with sending fake
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Ricin vaccine trial begins

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases announced on Wednesday that it has begun clinical trials at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, for a potential vaccine to the significant terrorism threat ricin.
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U.S. consulate in Brazil receives white powder envelope

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Employees at the U.S. consulate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, discovered an envelope containing an unidentified white powder on Wednesday.
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Bioterror scare in Conn. found to be dirty diaper

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 @ 4:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Authorities in Woodbridge, Connecticut, announced on Sunday that a suspicious bag that prompted a call to them earlier in the day and sparked bioterror fears merely contained a dirty diaper.
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