Russian farm sparks anthrax fears

Monday, Jan 3, 2011 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An emergency was recently declared at a southern Russian farm in the republic of Kalmykia due to an outbreak of anthrax.
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Israel creates NBC battalion

Monday, Jan 3, 2011 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A special military battalion called the Yanshuf with the main task of dealing with non-conventional attacks, including biological, chemical or nuclear missile assault, has been created in Israel.
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Anthrax hoax letter found in New York

Monday, Jan 3, 2011 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A suspicious white powder found inside of an envelope last Tuesday that was sent to the Cortland County Jail in Courtland, New York, is now believed to be baby powder, according to the county sheriff's office.
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Anthrax incidence in India on the rise

Monday, Jan 3, 2011 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The incidence of anthrax is believed to be increasing in the Koraput District of Orissa, India, due to a lack of awareness among tribal residents and the negligence of the District Health Administration and Animal Resources Department.
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Scientists developing micro-craft to fight chemical weapons

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists in Bangalore, India, are developing systems that can be mounted on micro-aerial vehicles and used by law enforcement and armed forces to counter the threat of terrorists armed with chemical weapons.
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Body found of expert who advised U.S. not to use bioweapons

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The body of a U.S. military expert who advised the United States against the use of biological weapons was recently found in a Delaware landfill.
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OSHA releases anthrax risk reduction matrix

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed a system, called the anthrax risk reduction matrix, to determine the risk of an anthrax attack in an effort to reduce the possibility of exposure in the workplace.
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Indian university takes steps to prevent release of bioweapons

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 153-year-old University of Madras in India has installed a radio frequency identification smart card system for researchers and students who use laboratories to increase the lab
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Patent awarded for anthrax infection inhibitor

Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc., has been awarded a patent titled
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Wheeler seen alive hours before his death

Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A murdered political adviser who worked for three presidential administrations was seen alive the afternoon before his body was discovered on New Year
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Bioweapons sanctions against Iraq lifted

Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 @ 4:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations voted last month to remove many of the sanctions against Iraq, including the restrictions placed on the production of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
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National Biodefense Science Board adds board members

Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 @ 3:25am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Biodefense Science Board has added six new experts from outside the federal government to aid in preparing for, responding to and preventing adverse health effects from public health emergencies, including from a bioattack.
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IDF members exposed to live chemical agent

Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 @ 1:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Israel Defense Forces group of officers that specialize in non-conventional warfare was recently exposured to a live chemical agent while wearing protective gear as part of its training.
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Napolitano says supply chains must be monitored

Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 @ 1:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently said that the fight against terrorism must include monitoring the global supply chain of materials that can be used to make weapons.
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Georgia tests drive through anthrax vaccine dispensing

Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 @ 7:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division and other health workers in Columbia County, Georgia, plan to test a method of dispensing life-saving vaccines and other medicines that allows people to stay within their vehicles.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., CEO took winding path to biodefense

Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 @ 7:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fuad El-Hibri has taken an usual and circuitous path to becoming the CEO of the Rockville, Maryland, based pharmaceutical company Emergent Biosolutions, Inc.
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Soldier speaks on Fort Detrick anthrax infection

Friday, Jan 7, 2011 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bernard "Lefty" Kreh was a soldier in the U.S. Army who was infected with anthrax 50 years ago at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, but was required to keep his story quiet.
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False rumors swirl about anthrax in Tide

Friday, Jan 7, 2011 @ 2:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rumors swirled this week on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook that states seven people have died as a result of anthrax poisoning, which a Procter & Gamble employee has refuted.
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Package shuts down California bank

Friday, Jan 7, 2011 @ 2:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police deemed a suspicious package found at Livermore, Calif., bank on January 6 to be entirely harmless.
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Poll shows fears of bioattack

Friday, Jan 7, 2011 @ 2:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a recent Harris poll, 29 percent of respondents said they believe a chemical or biological attack will happen.
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