Anthrax widow questions Ivins' guilt

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The widow of a Florida tabloid photo editor who died as a result of the 2001 anthrax mailings has cast doubt on the FBI
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Texas A&M bidding to become key biosecurity center

Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 7:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Texas A&M University System announced Sunday that it has bid to become one of the key centers for defense against infectious diseases and other biological threats in the United States.
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Illinois National Guard chemical unit trains in Poland

Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 7:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of Illinois National Guardsmen trained with soldiers from Poland in response to a simulated chemical attack on May 19 at the Prairie Warsaw Crisis Management Exercise in Warsaw, Poland.
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Destruction of smallpox virus samples discussed by WHO

Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At a meeting of the World Health Organization in Geneva on Monday, the question of when Russia and the United States will destroy their smallpox virus samples remained unanswered.
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Focus on mental health triage in disaster preparedness urged

Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 7:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a commentary appearing in the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins University said that disaster response planning must focus on the special needs of people who suffer from pre-existing and mental conditions.
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WHO puts off fixing date on destroying live smallpox stocks

Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 8:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization has deferred fixing a date on destroying the last known stocks of live smallpox for a further three years at their annual meeting on Tuesday.
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PolyMedix presents pre-clinical data for antimicrobial compounds

Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 8:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PolyMedix Inc., presented new pre-clinical data for its novel, defensin-mimetic antimicrobial compounds that showed activity against a broad array of pathogens including anthrax.
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UCLA opens bioterror lab

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new multi-million dollar laboratory aimed at countering bioterrorism was recently unveiled by scientists from the University of California - Los Angeles.
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Last mustard agent leaves Anniston depot

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The last of 108 bulk containers containing mustard agent recently left the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Alabama after a 63 day disposal campaign.
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Iran opposes U.S. holding smallpox stockpile

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iran recently led opposition to a U.S. and Russian plan to postpone the fixing of a date to destroy the world
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Smiths Detection awarded $30 million for chemical detector

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection was recently awarded a $30 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense
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Michigan county simulates anthrax attack

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 7:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A full-scale emergency response drill for an anthrax attack was recently held in Bay County, Michigan, to test the preparedness of first responders and hospital staff.
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Robert Gates warns of Hezbollah's bioterror ability

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 7:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates called for the U.S. military to achieve maximum flexibility when approaching military conflicts in the future, pointing directly at the militant group Hezbollah as an example of the threats the nation may face.
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India and U.S. discuss safety measures

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram and U.S. Homeland Security advisor Janet Napolitano recently discussed the coordination between India and the U.S. on meeting terror threats like the ones faced during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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House member questions anthrax letter information

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A senior member of the House of Representatives has asked the FBI to explain why he was allegedly sent
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U.S. begins testing for Agent Orange at South Korean base

Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United States and South Korean officials began collecting groundwater samples this week near a U.S. army base in the south of Korea to test for the toxic defoliant Agent Orange.
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U.S. to purchase anthrax vaccine from Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently announced that the U.S. government has issued a request for proposal indicating that it intends to purchase 44.75 million doses of the anthrax vaccine BioThrax to be included in the Centers for Disease Control
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U.S. and South Korea begin discussing bioterrorism exercise

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Military officers from the United States and South Korea recently held discussions regarding participation in the first-ever joint exercise aimed at testing their ability to cope with bioterrorist activities.
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Three more anthrax cases confirmed in Bangladesh

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 5:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials have confirmed that nine more cases of anthrax have been diagnosed in the Sirajganj and Pabna districts in Bangladesh, raising the total infected to 33 people.
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Anniston depot extends munitions destruction deadline

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 5:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The slow process of destroying old and leaky mustard-armed munitions has caused the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston, Ala., to extend its June completion deadline to September.
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