Soldiers participate in Vibrant 12 CBRN attack exercise

Friday, Aug 19, 2011 @ 2:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Over 7,000 soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines and civilians have descended upon Camp Atterbury, the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex and surrounding areas in Indiana to participate in the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.
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EMTs train for bioattack on Republican National Convention

Monday, Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tampa, Fla.-based EMTs have begun training for potential terrorist situations that could take place during the Republican National Convention the week of August 27, 2012.
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Anthrax hoax package found in Washington, D.C.

Monday, Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United States authorities said on Friday that they found no hazard after checking a suspicious package with an unknown powdery substance delivered to a downtown Washington, D.C. office building.
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Document reveals smallpox threat during Revolutionary War

Monday, Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 1777 order signed by George Washington to send troops to Philadelphia to receive the smallpox vaccination recently went on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia, the museum in the former home of the first U.S. president and Revolutionary War general.
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Anthrax outbreak in Bangladesh infects 16

Monday, Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent anthrax outbreak in the Rajshahi district of Bangladesh has infected 16 people who consumed contaminated meat.
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British man arrested for ricin production instructions

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A British man of Pakistani descent accused of possessing instructions on how to make the biotoxin ricin recently appeared in a U.K. court.
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Australian researchers discover botulinum toxin blocker

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from Australia have discovered a means of blocking the action of the potential bioweapon botulinum toxin, which may lead to ways to treat exposure.
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NIH gives $2.4 million to bioweapon detector development

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A researcher from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., has been awarded $2.4 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop assays capable of detecting 35 viral pathogens.
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Syrian president warns of bioweapons capability

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Syrian President Bashar Assad said this week that his military could repel any foreign attack due to greater capabilities than known outside the regime.
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Anthrax hoax letter shuts down Colorado Springs, Colo., street

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Investigators have determined that an envelope containing a white powder that was slipped under the door of a north Tejon Street building in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday was not dangerous.
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San Diego to train postal works on bioterror antibiotic deliveries

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Postal workers in San Diego will soon be trained to deliver emergency antibiotics to all 3.2 million county residents in the event of a bioterrorist attack.
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Investigation launched into powder sent to Late Late Show host

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating a white powder scare at CBS Television City after an envelope containing a suspicious substance was mailed to Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.
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Stratophase announces bioweapons detection success

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Stratophase recently announced that its two Portable Integrated Battlespace Biological Detection Technology prototypes successfully detected B. anthracis, ricin toxin and several other biowarfare factor model-agents in an exposure chamber test.
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FBI investigating link between Ferguson, Letterman threats

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for any possible links between a threatening letter and white powder sent to Craig Ferguson and an internet threat to David Letterman.
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Bacteria mimics anthrax in Texas patient

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Houston scientists have determined that a patient admitted to Methodist Hospital with symptoms of inhalation anthrax had not contracted the disease at all, but instead had been infected by a different bacterium that was abnormally producing anthrax toxin.
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Scientists discover how Ebola enters human cells

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of scientists recently determined how the Ebola virus gains entry into human cells, offering a potential new approach to the development of antiviral therapeutics against the deadly bioterror threat.
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Scientists discover how Ebola enters human cells

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of scientists recently determined how the Ebola virus gains entry into human cells, offering a potential new approach to the development of antiviral therapeutics against the deadly bioterror threat.
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FBI investigating link between Ferguson, Letterman threats

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for any possible links between a threatening letter and white powder sent to Craig Ferguson and an internet threat to David Letterman.
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FBI investigating link between Ferguson, Letterman threats

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for any possible links between a threatening letter and white powder sent to Craig Ferguson and an internet threat to David Letterman.
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Qaddafi may turn to chemical weapons as last resort

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

British Foreign Secretary William Hugue warned on Wednesday that desperate members of Muammar Qaddafi's collapsing regime may try to unleash Libya's stocks of chemical weapons.
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