Turkish group claims chemical weapons used against rebels

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 @ 12:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Despite denials by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish human rights group is investing claims by activists and MPs from the legal pro-Kurdish party that Ankara used chemical weapons against PKK rebels.
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Ricin plot targeted government officials, urban areas

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The four suspected members of a fringe Georgia militia that were arrested for plotting to produce the deadly toxin ricin planned to disperse the toxin to government officials and populated urban areas.
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Anthrax outbreak spreads in Uganda

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent outbreak of anthrax that killed two people and three animals in the Sheema district of Uganda is suspected of spreading to the neighboring sub-county of Bubaare in the Mbarara district.
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Anthrax outbreak spreads in Uganda

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 @ 1:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent outbreak of anthrax that killed two people and three animals in the Sheema district of Uganda is suspected of spreading to the neighboring sub-county of Bubaare in the Mbarara district.
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Smiths Detection teams with ANP Technology for biothreat detector

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 @ 1:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection recently announced an upcoming partnership with ANP Technology to produce its immunoassay technology, which can be used in the field to detect and identify the presence of a biological threat.
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1 Priority Biocidal introduces anti-anthrax foam

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 @ 1:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Texas-based biotechnology company 1 Priority Biocidal recently introduced Steriplex Ultra, a product designed to destroy anthrax spores within 30 minutes of contact.
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Arkansas man arrested for anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A northwest Arkansas man has been arrested for allegedly mailing threatening letters containing a nontoxic, white powder to the employees of a Christian greeting card company and to multiple other locations.
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Georgia group "one ingredient" away from ricin

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a criminal indictment, the four Georgia men who were indicted for allegedly planning terror attacks had the weapons they wanted and were one ingredient away from making the deadly toxin ricin.
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New report details bioterror event operations for hospitals

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 @ 1:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Dublin-based online publishing house Research and Markets recently announced the release of a new report that details how hospitals can more effectively manage community operations during a bioterrorist event.
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Four private labs in Frederick, Maryland, revealed to be handling select biological agents

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 @ 1:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At a recent public meeting held in Frederick, Maryland, a state official revealed that Fredrick County contains four private laboratories that work with select biological agents, but would not release further details about their location or the agents in
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Alleged ricin plotters plead not guilty

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 @ 1:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Four alleged members of a Georgia militia charged with plotting attacks against government officials with toxic ricin and explosives pleaded not guilty at a hearing on Wednesday.
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Idaho statehouse evacuated after anthrax hoax

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 @ 1:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Idaho statehouse was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat was made and a suspicious package was found containing white powder.
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U.N. calls for nations to work closely to prevent bioterror threat

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 @ 11:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent United Nations report concluded that no single agency was capable of the responsibility and effort needed to prevent and respond to the threat posed by chemical and biological weapons.
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Anthrax outbreak under control, Uganda says

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Uganda Ministry of Health recently announced that an outbreak of anthrax occurring in the country
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Obama extends WMD national emergency

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama extended the national emergency with respect to weapons of mass destruction for an additional year in accordance with the National Emergencies Act.
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Expert defends Ivins' innocence

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alan Zelicoff, the head of Saint Louis University's Institute for Biosecurity, has expressed serious doubts about the government's official explanation for the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001.
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Expert calls for greater bioterror preparedness spending

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 @ 10:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

LSU's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training held its Annual Instructor Meeting in Baton Rouge on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, featuring Dr. Robert Kadlec as its keynote speaker.
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Conn. simulates bioterror attack

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 @ 11:55am by BioPrepWatch Reports

First responders and personnel from state and federal agencies participated in a major bioterrorism drill at a train station in New Canaan, Connecticut.
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North Korea working with Iran on missile program

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 @ 11:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hundreds of North Korean nuclear weapons and missile experts are believed to be collaborating with local counterparts in at least 10 locations within Iran.
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Criticism aimed at Obama administration's smallpox drug procurement

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 @ 12:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Critics are questioning efforts by President Barack Obama's administration to secure a experimental smallpox drug that will cost $433 million in total and has been cited as having questionable efficacy.
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