New biosecurity detector dog teams start at New Zealand airport

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Christchurch International Airport
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Biosecurity measures needed in developing countries for backyard poultry

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

More biosecurity measures are needed to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza and other diseases in developing countries for backyard poultry, according to a recent review of national biosecurity guidelines.
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Russia to increase spending on chemical and biological weapons defense

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Russian Defense Ministry recently announced that military spending on improving chemical and biological weapons defenses will reach $183 million in 2013.
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IDF medics to carry diazepam

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli Defense Force recently acquired tens of thousands of doses of a medical countermeasure used to combat the effects of nerve agents, such as VX and sarin.
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CSU researcher appointed as new member of NSABB

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 8:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jan Leach
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Baird: Syrian chemical attack would cause international response

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 8:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Baird
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New book focuses on role of Sloan Foundation in development of U.S. biosecurity policy

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 9:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Gigi Kwik Gronvall
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Annual BWC conference underway in Geneva

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 2012 Meeting of the States Parties of the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention is currently underway in the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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New Zealand looks into PKE's biosecurity risk

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 10:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries is looking into claims by Federated Farmers that palm kernel expeller grown in Malaysia could lead to a biosecurity risk in New Zealand.
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Texas researchers develop faster biodetection method

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 10:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Andrew Hayhurst
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HHS plans include expansion of BioThrax

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 11:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently offered a series of forecasts as to when medical countermeasures against certain biological agents may become available for use.
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CBRN emergency response agencies hold region conference

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee recently hosted a conference on disaster and emergency management.
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Few public health labs will handle high-risk pathogens after new rules take effect

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 8:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

After tougher security requirements take effect in April, few state public health laboratories plan to maintain stocks of Tier 1 select agents and toxins, according to a recent informal survey.
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FBI continues search for bank robber who used anthrax threat

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 8:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FBI is continuing its search this week for a cross-dressing bank robber who claimed to have a suitcase full of anthrax at a Monrovia, California, bank on December 5.
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DOD to offers prize for diagnostic algorithm

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 9:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency/U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction recently announced that it is planning to hold an open competition to develop an algorithm that can be used to identify dangerous pathogens.
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Ft. Leonard Wood facility conducts CBRN training for U.S. Army Engineer Battalion

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 9:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Army engineers recently conducted training exercises in a facility usually reserved for specialists in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear warfare.
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Ebola uses protein decoy to evade immune response

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:29am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chinglai Yang
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NWSCDD receives awards for outstanding national defense solutions

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Employees with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division received awards on Tuesday for their outstanding achievements in the support of chemical, biological and radiological defense.
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Rep. Rogers warns that Syria is ready to use chemical weapons

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 11:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mike Rogers
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Missouri National Guard and first responders conduct joint hazmat drill in Springfield

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 @ 11:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the Missouri National Guard and local first responders recently conducted a nearly nine-hour hazardous materials exercise in Springfield, Missouri.
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