Panetta: Syrian military should remain intact after Assad's exit

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 @ 10:01am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leon PanettaU.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday that the government forces in Syria should be held together when President Bashar al-Assad exits in an effort to preserve stability and safeguard chemical weapons.
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Experts: Lifting H5N1 research ban could be dangerous

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Stanley PlotkinLeading scientists have denounced recent plans to lift the voluntary ban on H5N1 bird flu research for fear of releasing a highly transmissible strain into the environment.
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Response Biomedical announces new director

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Response Biomedical Corporation recently announced that Jonathan Wang has been appointed to its board of directors.
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FBI investigates white powder incidents

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

AnthraxLocal police and federal officials recently investigated a white powder incident in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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Concerns grow over Canadian bison anthrax outbreak

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 @ 10:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

AnthraxPeople downstream of the anthrax outbreak among bison in the Northwest Territories of Canada are worried that the disease could spread from the bison carcasses to their area.
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MBTA bioterror test begins this week

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 @ 10:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and scientists will collaborate this week in Boston on the simulation of a biological or chemical terrorist attack.
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Bioterrorism as a global threat

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent editorial published in the Economic Times recognizes bioterrorism as the next major global security threat.
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NIAID chief supports continuing H5N1 moratorium

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 @ 11:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthony FauciU.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci recently encouraged flu scientists to continue adhering to a voluntary moratorium on potentially dangerous influenza research.
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Elusys awarded $50.2 million for anthrax treatment

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 @ 10:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elusys Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, announced on Thursday that it has received $50.2 million in additional funding from the U.S. government for the advanced development of an investigational agent for treating anthrax.
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U.K. scientists to train chemical weapons disposal teams in Iraq

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 @ 10:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists from the United Kingdom will train Iraqi chemical weapons disposal teams to rid the stockpiles of chemical weapons produced in the country by Saddam Hussein's regime.
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Marburg treatment candidate shows success in post-exposure tests

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

MarburgAn experimental drug candidate to treat infection from the potential bioagent Marburg virus recently demonstrated significant survival rates in animal trials.
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General Assembly resolution calls for Syrian head to step down

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al AssadA group of nations recently circulated a mostly symbolic United Nations General Assembly resolution telling Syrian President Bashar al Assad to step down.
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Wyoming county prepares for anthrax exercise

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 @ 10:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Uinta County, Wyoming, is preparing to hold its annual bioterrorism response drill to be prepared in the event of an anthrax or other biological attack.
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White powder scare closes Texas hospital emergency room

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 @ 10:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An anthrax scare at the Angleton Danbury Medical Center in Brazoria County, Texas, caused the hospital's emergency room to be shut down for multiple hours.
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More than 300 bison die from anthrax in Canada

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 @ 11:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Wildlife officials in Canada's Northwest Territories said that a recent anthrax outbreak among bison is the largest they have ever seen.
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Obama outlines biosurveillance strategy

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 @ 11:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Barack ObamaThe Obama Administration recently announced the unveiling of the first U.S. biosurveillance strategy in an eight page document the president said makes up part of his National Security Strategy.
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Navy to transfer Crane CBR defense projects to Dahlgren

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 @ 10:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Navy is streamlining processes at two of its surface warfare centers in order to reduce total ownership costs, according to Naval Surface Warfare Dahlgren Division.
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National Academies committee releases report on disaster resilience

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 @ 10:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new report has been released examining what it would take for the nation to improve its resilience to biological attacks, natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks and other emergencies by 2030.
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Military and DOD take part in bioterror exercise

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 @ 11:08am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 5,000 service members and Department of Defense civilian personnel recently took part in the Indiana-based Vibrant Response 13, a national-level field training exercise meant to prepare for a CBRN disaster.
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N.D. public health department receives perfect anthrax readiness score

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 @ 11:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cass County Public Health in North Dakota recently received a perfect score for its preparedness in the area of emergency readiness.
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