Bacteria mimics anthrax in Texas patient

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:40pm 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 @ 2:40pm 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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A-T Solutions to train Navy on biological, chemical weapon operations

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A-T Solutions, Inc., a U.S. counterterrorism company, has received a $21.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide logistical and instructor support for explosive ordnance disposal.
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Fall of Qaddafi starts race to recover weapons

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi has kicked off a race to recover key types of weapons taken from his stockpiles, though there is no evidence of looting of Libya's chemical weapons.
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Risk study of Fort Detrick called for by former mayor

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The former mayor of Frederick, Maryland, recently called for a comprehensive risk study of the nearby Fort Detrick.
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Nevada first responders trained in chemical weapons response

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In Elko, Nevada, first responders from federal, state, county and local agencies recently participated in a chemical weapons exercise that tested their training in a variety of real-life scenarios.
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Health officials release additional info on anthrax case

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in Minnesota have released more information about a man who was sickened by inhaling anthrax that he acquired from the natural environment.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announces positive anthrax vaccine trial results

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 @ 2:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced results Friday from a Phase 1a clinical trial evaluating an investigational anthrax vaccine.
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Marine Corps updates anthrax vaccine policy

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 @ 2:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Marine Corps recently set an updated policy regarding the use of the anthrax vaccine.
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America protected from bioweapons by massive technology system

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 @ 2:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at federal research labs are defending the United States against the threat of biological weapons through the development of a nationwide system designed to check the air for germs such as anthrax and smallpox.
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University of Rochester opens facility that will develop biothreat detectors

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 @ 2:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Rochester in upstate New York has opened a $10 million fabrication and research facility to develop microscopic materials for multiple industries.
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Experts worried Syrian chemical weapons could fall into terrorists' hands

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the political turmoil continues to increase in Syria, U.S. officials are closely monitoring the stockpile of weapons in the country, particularly its arsenal of deadly chemical gases and delivery systems.
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Experts examine how Sept. 11, 2001, changed U.S. biothreat preparedness

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 @ 2:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Faculty members of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, including Dr. Theresa Koehler, recently commented on emergency preparedness lessons learned from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the 2001 anthrax mailings.
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Minnesota anthrax patient released

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 @ 2:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 61-year-old Florida man who successfully fought off a naturally occurring anthrax infection was recently released from a Minnesota hospital.
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U.S. not preparing enough for attacks, expert says

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 @ 1:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Greg Evans, the director of the St. Louis Institute for Biosecurity, recently contended that the U.S. effort to increase preparedness for a terrorist attack has slowed considerably in recent years.
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Syrian chemical weapons safe, U.S. and Israel say

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 @ 1:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States recently announced it believes that Syria has control over its chemical weapons stockpile after reports surfaced that the U.S. and Israel fear militants could seize them during anti-government protests.
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Issues for upcoming Geneva biological weapons revealed

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 @ 5:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Arvind Gupta, the Lal Bahadur Shastri chair at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, recently revealed the upcoming issues to be discussed at an upcoming Geneva biological weapons convention.
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FBI on heightened alert for Sept. 11 anniversary

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 @ 5:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will be on heightened alert around Sept. 11 because of the possibility of attacks timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
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