Report on anthrax antibiotic postal delivery plan released

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 @ 10:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In May, the Minnesota Department of Health, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Postal Service, ran the first full-scale test of Operation Medicine Delivery, a bioresponse plan that would rely on postal workers to deliver the first dose of antibiotics after a large-scale biological attack.
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Lugar urges U.S. and Russia to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 @ 10:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Richard LugarSenator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) is urging the United States to team with Russia to eliminate the stockpile of chemical weapons in Syria.
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Kansas National Guard trains in CBRN exercise

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 @ 11:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the 73rd Civil Support Team of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard took part in a decontamination training exercise on Monday in Indiana as part of Vibrant Response 13.
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Jordan warns of chemical threat from Syria

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 @ 11:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

King Abdullah IIKing Abdullah II of Jordan warned this week that the failure to solve the Syrian conflict is bringing the possibility of chemical weapon use closer and closer to the front.
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Luminex receives $11.6 million DOD contract for biothreat detector

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 @ 10:08am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Luminex Corp., an Austin, Texas-based developer of biological test technology, has been awarded an $11.6 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to create a portable and flexible diagnostic instrument for rapid biothreat detection.
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Chinese villagers infected with anthrax

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

AnthraxTwo villagers from eastern China's Jiangsu Province are being treated at a local hospital for anthrax infection.
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Anthrax outbreak in Canada kills more than 400 bison

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 @ 11:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The number of bison dead from an anthrax outbreak in Canada's Northwest Territories has increased to 429.
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CytoSorbents receives $3.8 million DARPA contract

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 @ 11:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

CytoSorbents Corporation, a Monmouth Junction, New Jersey-based blood purification pioneer, announced on Monday that it has been awarded a $3.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for its Dialysis-Like Therapeutics program.
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Anthrax could be responsible for 50 Colo. cattle deaths

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 @ 10:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax caused the death of one cow in Logan County, Colorado and may be the cause of 50 other cattle deaths as well, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
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Book details germ warfare plans by Soviets

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 @ 10:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new book that details the Soviet Union's efforts to create tools for germ warfare says that the nation would have used waves of plagues to kill the survivors of an all-out war.
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Experts call for increased biosafety protocols

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 @ 11:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent editorial published in a leading scientific journal calls for the scientific community to take action to prevent the spread of potential pandemic pathogens.
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DOD to increase funding of nerve agent medical countermeasure program

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 @ 11:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pharmathene, Inc., recently announced that the U.S. Department of Defense plans to exercise an option to accelerate funding for its nerve agent medical countermeasure program.
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FDA puts PharmAthene's SparVax program on clinical hold

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed PharmAthene, Inc.'s SparVax rPA anthrax vaccine program on clinical hold.
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U.S. works with Israel, Jordan, Turkey to prepare against chemical attacks from Syria

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:44am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hillary ClintonThe United States set up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams last week with Israel, Turkey and Jordan in order to lay plans for the contingency of Syrian chemical warfare.
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Chinese villagers infected with anthrax improve after treatment

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:00am by BioPrepWatch Reports

AnthraxTwo Ganyu county villagers in China's Jiangsu province experienced improvement following treatment after their initial anthrax diagnosis.
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Lugar to be honored in Georgia

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Richard LugarSenator Richard Lugar (R.-Ind.) and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs Andrew C. Weber visited Georgia on Sunday to attend a ceremony honoring Lugar for contributions to disarmament.
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Cutaneous anthrax cases confirmed in East China

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

AnthraxTwo cutaneous anthrax cases have been confirmed in East China, according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.
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Astrix awarded staffing contract for Biowatch program

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Astrix Technology Group has received a laboratory staffing contract to support the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Health Affairs BioWatch Program.
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English city creates campaign to warn heroin users of anthrax

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

AnthraxHeroin addicts in Croydon, United Kingdom, are being warned about contaminated drugs that are laced with anthrax to help them avoid potential infection.
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Dugway plans bio-warfare testing center expansion

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Dugway Proving Center in Tooele County, Utah, is planning to expand a facility where biological agents and toxins are tested.
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