South Korea's smallpox vaccine stockpile spoils

Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 @ 1:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately one million doses of smallpox vaccine out of South Korea
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Rep. Rogers raises concerns of al-Qaeda acquiring Libyan chemical weapons

Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has approached the White House with concerns that al-Qaeda will acquire Libyan weapons that were once controlled by dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
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Anthrax hoax reported in Florida

Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sheriff's deputies in Lee County, Fla., responded to a suspicious package containing a powder that was received Tuesday at the Miromar Design Center in Estero, Fla.
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Ion Torrent tech can determine if bacteria has bioterror origins

Friday, Sep 9, 2011 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DNA technology developed by Ion Torrent, a biotechnology company based in Guilford, Conn., can detect whether a strain of bacteria arose naturally or if it is the result of bioterrorism.
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Stratophase reveals SpectroSens chip

Friday, Sep 9, 2011 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of scientists working for Stratophase, a firm based in Southampton, United Kingdom, recently published a paper describing the technology used in the company
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Qadaffi troops received gas masks, documents reveal

Friday, Sep 9, 2011 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Documents indicating that Muammar Qaddafi
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Iraqi foreign minister discusses chemical weapons destruction

Friday, Sep 9, 2011 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari visited the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on Wednesday to discuss a variety of issues related to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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Amerithrax victims facing long term effects

Monday, Sep 12, 2011 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Over the last 10 years, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has quietly monitored the medical concerns of the 17 people who survived the anthrax attacks that were perpetrated in the weeks following the September 11, 2011, terror attacks.
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Foam shows effectiveness in killing anthrax

Monday, Sep 12, 2011 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A type of foam capable of killing deadly organisms that could be used in a terrorist attack was recently developed by Sandia National Laboratories.
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Last of the Anniston depot chemical agents delivered for disposal

Monday, Sep 12, 2011 @ 2:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Employees at the Anniston Chemical Activity in Anniston, Ala., have delivered the last chemical agent-filled artillery shells in ANCA storage igloos to the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., hosts international anthrax preparedness conference

Monday, Sep 12, 2011 @ 2:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., a vaccine developer and manufacturer, co-hosted a conference on Friday in Paris to discuss anthrax response and preparedness.
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DTRA awards grant for research into bioweapons countermeasures

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded the Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology in Newark, Del., $1.5 million for research into a key step in the development of countermeasures to combat biological pathogens.
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U.S. awards contract to develop anthrax anti-toxin

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. government recently awarded its first contract for the development of an anthrax anti-toxin for pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis.
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Tommy Thompson says the U.S. is still vulnerable to bioterrorism

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tommy Thompson, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services during the 2001 anthrax mail attacks, recently said that the country is still vulnerable to a similar bioterrorist attack a decade later.
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EU Home Affairs commissioner discusses terror countermeasures

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an interview with Public Service Europe, Cecilia Malmstr
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Australia to use harmless gas to track potential attack routes

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 @ 12:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Small amounts of a non-toxic gas will be pumped through Melbourne, Australia's underground railway stations next week as part of preparations in the event of a fire, gas leak or terrorist attack.
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Smiths Detection launches handheld chemical warfare agent detector

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 @ 12:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection recently announced the launch of SABRE 5000, a handheld system used to find trace amounts of chemical warfare agents.
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Leiter warns of bioterror threats

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 @ 12:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michael Leiter, the newly-retired head of the National Counterterrorism Center, recently predicted no easing of threats by the terrorist group al-Qaeda, including the use of biological weapons.
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Conn. to simulate disaster

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 @ 12:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Danbury Hospital will host emergency responders from the greater Danbury, Conn., area and over 100 volunteers on the Fairfield Hills campus in Newtown, Conn., for a mock mass casualty exercise on Oct. 1.
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Napolitano testifies on U.S. terror countermeasures

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 @ 1:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Tuesday on the subject of safety a decade after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
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