Anthrax hoax mailings sent to five U.K. mosques

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fake anthrax hate mail packages have been sent to five mosques in the United Kingdom, one that contained an offensive drawing and words about the prophet Muhammad.
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Supreme Court says would can challenge anti-terrorism law used against her

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, said that a woman could challenge the use of an anti-terrorism law to prosecute her for planting deadly chemicals around the car and house of her husband
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BWC only holds power on paper, expert says

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 1975 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention has good intentions, but because it contains no enforcement mechanism, it only holds power on paper and very little in reality, according to David E. Hoffman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributin
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Supreme Court says would can challenge anti-terrorism law used against her

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, said that a woman could challenge the use of an anti-terrorism law to prosecute her for planting deadly chemicals around the car and house of her husband
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FDA approves generic version of inhalational anthrax antibiotic

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic versions of Levaquin (Levofloxacin ) Monday.
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Security experts warn of danger of bioattack

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 @ 4:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A panel called "The Threat of Bioterrorism: Improving America
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PositiveID Corporation announces new Multiplex Biothreat Assay

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 @ 2:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The PositiveID Corporation recently announced the launch of its of its Multiplex Biothreat Assay, a device capable of detecting six biothreat organisms from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Florida county simulates large-scale anthrax attack

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Florida county public health department recently conducted a large-scale disaster drill, giving first responders an opportunity to test their preparations against an anthrax bioterror attack.
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Pentagon says it may need more time to destroy chemical weapons

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 @ 6:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials at the Pentagon are warning that it may require more time than originally planned to destroy the chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colo.
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Mass. man sentenced for ricin possession

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 @ 6:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A former Agwam, Mass., man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for the illegal possession of the toxin ricin and for threatening a prosecutor.
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Germany planned bioattacks in WWII, documents reveal

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Germany developed extensive plans to use chemical and biological attacks in its invasion of Britain during World War II, newly released documents reveal.
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GAO delivers report to Congress on CBRN preparedness

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently delivered a report to Congress on the ability of the United States to respond to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
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Expert warns of lone wolf terrorists

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 @ 4:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an editorial written on Wednesday, Jim Kouri wrote that as state-sponsored terrorist groups decline, privately sponsored groups with unknown new recruits present a terrorist threat.
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Israel simulates chemical, missile attacks

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Israeli military, government and rescue services, along with 80 municipalities and millions of civilians, recently participated in a simulated drill of a simultaneous mass missile strike across the country on Wednesday.
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Army Reserve tests CBRN preparedness

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Army Reserve units have joined forces with emergency responders fin five states to participate in the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear consequence drill known as Exercise Red Dragon 2011.
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Chemical weapons destruction not a cause for concern, chairwoman says

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Completing the elimination of chemical weapons on schedule is not a major concern for the chairwoman of the Colorado commission who oversees the stockpile destruction project at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado.
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BioThrax approvded by the Singapore Health Sciences Authority

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 @ 4:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently announced that the Singapore Health Sciences Authority has approved its product licensing agreement for BioThrax, a vaccine to fight anthrax infection.
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South African man jailed for bioterror threat

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brian Roach will be jailed for five years in Johannesburg, South Africa, for threatening to unleash foot-and-mouth disease in Britain and the United States unless he was paid $4 million.
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Congress continues to struggle with WMD, bioterror legislation

Saturday, Jun 25, 2011 @ 12:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Efforts to secure the United States from weapons of mass destruction, particularly biological warfare agents, continue to suffer from a lack of funding, coordination and leadership, a panel of witnesses told Congress on Thursday.
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Virginia county simulates bioterror attack

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Volunteers and health officials in Fairfax County, Va., set up a vaccination clinic on Saturday to practice for possible pandemics or terror attacks after developing new procedures following last year's H1N1 scare.
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