Cuba reiterates its stance against bioweapons

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

During the Biological Weapon Convention's seventh review conference in Geneva, Cuba reiterated its support on behalf of the Non-Alignment Movement to prevent the use of such weapons.
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Anthrax scare closes Tennessee courthouse

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 @ 1:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An anthrax scare recently forced the closure of the Bradley County Courthouse in Cleveland, Tennessee, after a court clerk opened an envelope containing a white powder.
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Hillary Clinton warns of gene assembly's ability to create bioweapons

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 @ 1:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently warned that gene assembly technology research could potentially be used by terrorists to create biological weapons.
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New consortium launched to prepare for emerging threats

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 @ 2:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A group of health organizations launched a new international consortium on Wednesday to better prepare clinical researchers to respond to the next pandemic or other emerging threat to public health.
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Saudi prince calls for his country to acquire WMDs

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Saudi Arabian prince Turki bin Faisal has called for his country to acquire WMDs, including biological weapons, to ensure that the nuclear ambitions of Iran and Israel do not threaten Saudi Arabia's security.
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GAO reviews effectiveness of National Guard's bioresponse capabilities

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 @ 1:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently reviewed the effectiveness of the National Guard
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White House to issue new strategy to combat homegrown terrorism

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 @ 1:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The White House recently announced that it would issue a new strategy aimed at fighting homegrown terrorism within the United States.
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Pentagon says allied partnerships key to preventing bioattacks

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a senior U.S. Department of Defense official, the Pentagon sees stronger allied partnerships as extremely important in the attempt to prevent the use of chemical and biological weapons.
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Pax Christi calls for global biosecurity

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 @ 2:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Trevor Griffiths, a delegate for the Catholic peace organization Pax Christi International, made a statement calling for global biosecurity on Tuesday at a meeting of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.
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U.S. warns of development of bioweapons by terrorist groups

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States recently warned that the threat of terrorist groups developing or using biological weapons is growing.
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Turkey denies use of chemical weapons

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Turkish military recently denied that it was using chemical weapons to fight against the rebel Kurdistan Worker
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Emails raise questions about Siga smallpox deal

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A series of emails between Department of Health and Human Services officials expressed concern at the projected profit from a government contract for a drug company with ties to a Democratic party activist.
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Pharmacists seen as invaluable in chemical weapons attack

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 @ 1:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pharmacists are an invaluable resource in the event of a chemical weapons attack due to their extensive knowledge of toxic agents, according to an article published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.
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Ghana encourages development of biosafety regime

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 @ 1:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa recently held a meeting in Accra, Ghana, aimed at encouraging participation in the development of a practical biosafety regime.
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Eco-Safe Systems USA introduces portable decontamination unit

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 @ 1:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eco-Safe Systems USA, Inc., recently announced the introduction of a new, portable hazardous materials decontamination product-line.
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Israel suspends distribution of gas masks

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 @ 3:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli Defense Forces Home Front Command plans to suspend the distribution of gas masks to the Israeli public in two months due to a refusal by the government to allocate the necessary funds.
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Anthrax outbreak in Zimbabwe quelled

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 @ 3:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Due to the efforts of International Medical Corps and Zimbabwean health authorities, an outbreak of anthrax has been brought under control in rural Zimbabwe.
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Anthrax outbreak in Zimbabwe quelled

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Due to the efforts of International Medical Corps and Zimbabwean health authorities, an outbreak of anthrax has been brought under control in rural Zimbabwe.
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Israel suspends distribution of gas masks

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli Defense Forces Home Front Command plans to suspend the distribution of gas masks to the Israeli public in two months due to a refusal by the government to allocate the necessary funds.
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BSL-3 facility opens in Mumbai, India

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two years after a swine flu outbreak swept through the city, Mumbai, India, has completed a research facility with the capability to examine highly infectious airborne organisms.
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