San Francisco tests website for bioterror attacks

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 @ 2:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in the San Francisco Bay area recently began the testing of an emergency medical website that, when fully completed, will be used to help distribute life-saving medication during a bioterror or infectious disease event, such as an anthrax
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Military strategist warns that terrorism will become outsourced

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A senior American military strategist recently warned that terrorists will increasingly outsource their attempts to attack targets and create mass casualties.
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MicroDose Therapeutx finishes Phase I study of inhaled atropine

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

MicroDose Therapeutx announced on Tuesday that its collaborators at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have completed a Phase I study into an inhaled nerve agent poisoning antidote.
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URS Corporation to provide support to DTRA

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

URS Corporation, an engineering, construction and technical services provider, has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the Department of Defense to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
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More anthrax cases confirmed in Bangladesh

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

There have been six more confirmed cases of cutaneous anthrax infection reported among villagers in northeastern Bangladesh.
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Wisconsin hospital to simulate biological attack

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two Wisconsin hospitals will conduct a June emergency drill to test their level of readiness to conduct major decontaminations in the event of a biological disaster, such as a terrorist attack.
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Conn. approves legislation to protect children during bioterror attacks

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 @ 5:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Connecticut House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday that requires that the state include the well-being of children when planning for emergency responses to natural or man-made disasters like bioterrorist attacks.
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Taos, N.M., simulates white powder event

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 @ 5:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Wednesday morning, officials with the town of Taos, N.M., completed a
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FDA clears Q fever test

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first nucleic acid amplification in vitro diagnostic test that detects Coxiella burnetii, a bacterium that causes Q fever.
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Burmese insurgents say chemical weapons used against them

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 @ 3:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers from the insurgent Shan State Army in Burma claim that shells fired at a military base during a recent assault by Burmese troops caused illness and may have contained chemical components.
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Suspicious envelope found at Dartmouth College

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 @ 3:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An envelope containing a suspicious substance was recently discovered at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
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NuThrax anthrax vaccine given fast track status by FDA

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 @ 4:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently announced that NuThrax, its investigational anthrax vaccine, was given fast track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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SIPRI warns of major challenges to 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 @ 2:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recently declared that scientific and technological developments, particularly those occurring when chemical and biological sciences overlap, are becoming a major challenge to the 1972 Biological and To
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Head of the National Counterterrorism Center to resign

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michael E. Leiter, the head of the National Counterterrorism Center in the United States, will resign on July 8 after close to four years in the position.
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Alabama city simulates anthrax event

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 @ 2:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army and the Pell City Fire Department in Pell City, Ala., have teamed up to train for disaster preparedness to ensure their hazmat teams would be ready for a real disaster.
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India reports anthrax outbreak

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 @ 11:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An anthrax outbreak in the tribal-dominated Kanhamal district of India has infected 15 people, in the Tumudibandh block of the district.
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Director of the Science and Development network calls for smallpox destruction

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 @ 2:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

David Dickson, the director of the Science and Development Network, said in an editorial on Friday that delaying the destruction of smallpox virus stocks ignores concerns of developing countries.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., CEO named to U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fuad El-Hibri, the chairman and CEO of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., was recently appointed to the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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U.K. warns of bioattack threat for 2010 Olympics

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.K. government security chiefs recently warned that an attack with chemical or biological weapons on the British public transport system remains a major threat to the London Olympics in 2012.
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Iran urges countries to meet CWC requirements

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 @ 2:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi urged countries with chemical weapons to meet the requirements of the Chemical Weapons Convention by destroying their chemical arms by April 29, 2012.
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