Social behavior modeling system could improve response planning

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 8:14am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency introduced a social behavior modeling system last week that could improve response planning for natural or man-made disasters.
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India establishes new BSL-4 laboratory in Pune

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 8:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced on Tuesday that the Indian Council of Medical Research established a biosafety level 4 laboratory in the Microbial Containment Complex of the Pune-based National Institute of Virology.
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U.S. Army brigade trains for CBRN response

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 9:10am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the 4th U.S. Army Maneuver Brigade recently met over several days to formulate and assess their response plans to assist in a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear emergency.
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North Korea threatens nuclear war, vows to end 1953 armistice

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 9:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Korea recently warned that it is willing to use its nuclear arsenal in a pre-emptive strike against the United States.
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Amano re-elected for second term as IAEA chief

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 10:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Yukiya Amano
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Idriss: Weapons needed to oust Assad

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 10:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The top rebel commander in Syria said on Wednesday that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime would crumble within a month if the West supplied the rebels with weapons.
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Philippines Executive Secretary calls for regional cooperation against CBRN threat

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Paquito Ochoa Jr.
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Expert says non-nuclear states vital to nuclear arms control

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sverre Lodgaard
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South Korea vows retaliation if North Korea attacks

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 8:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The South Korean defense ministry said on Friday that North Korea's government will be wiped out if it attacks South Korea with a nuclear weapon.
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U.K. drug user dies following anthrax infection

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 8:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A heroin user in Suffolk, United Kingdom, recently died after being infected with anthrax, marking 13 anthrax cases in drug users in Europe since June.
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Kim Jong-un threatens war

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 9:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kim Jong-un
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Organizational expert argues for supporting FEMA

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 9:44am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public affairs and organizational expert Donald Moynihan recently decried cuts to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, arguing that centralization of U.S. disaster response capabilities is beneficial.
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Chemical weapon reports spotty in Syria

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 10:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

While recent newspaper reports in Europe claimed that Syria's government is using chemical weapons against children, experts said that there is still no evidence of chemical weapons being used in the deadly conflict.
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Senators introduce biosecurity and agro-defense resolution

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 10:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pat Roberts
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DHS testing drone sensors with CBRN-detection capability

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland recently initiated trials of a variety of small unmanned aircraft platforms loaded with sensor arrays that could potentially aid emergency teams responding to a radiological or chemical incident.
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EU opens CBRN regional response center in the Philippines

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Union recently opened a regional secretariat of the EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Center for Excellence in the Malacanang Palace, the Philippine executive administration office.
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Most Americans favor nuclear arms reductions in Russia and U.S.

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 8:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The majority of Americans continue to favor a reduction in Russian and U.S. nuclear arsenals, though the level of support dropped from previous studies, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.
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South Korea calls for nuclear development

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 8:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Politicians and journalists in South Korea are calling for the development of the country's own nuclear weapons, which would counter an agreement the U.S. signed with the Asian country in the 1950s.
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U.S. Treasury Department to sanction North Korean currency exchange

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 9:10am by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. President Barack Obama's national security advisor recently said the U.S. Treasury Department is imposing sanctions against North Korea's main foreign exchange institution.
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Analysis shows preparedness is key to containing bioterror and pandemics

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 9:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent analysis of the risks posed by bioterrorism or a potential pandemic states that the chances of either occurring are very low and the key to containing them is preparedness, communication and science.
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