Speakers announced for NCT CBRNe USA conference

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 @ 6:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

One of the top global conferences addressing chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats(CBRN,) Non-Conventional Threats (NCT:) CBRNe conference is coming to the U.S.
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Journal article questions efficacy of legal deterrents to bio-weapons

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Security Law Journal (NSLJ) in its most recent issue published an article by Eric Merriam, The International Legal Regime Affecting Bioterrorism Prevention, that detailed the impact and net results of current international practices regarding biological weapons.
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Kuwait praises Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention efforts

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kuwait praised the efforts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Prohibition Convention (BTWC) Tuesday at the United Nations' European headquarters in Geneva.
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NATO: Ukraine now main beneficiary of science and security program

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 @ 6:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

With NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Program ties with Russia suspended, Ukraine has become the program's top financial beneficiary, a NATO official said Tuesday.
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FBI's hazardous-waste preparedness simulation helps shape protocols

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 @ 6:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FBI's Chemical Countermeasures Unit held a worst-case simulation Monday at a Houston-area hazardous waste disposal company, the bureau said.
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WHO offers details on efforts to contain Ebola in Africa

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 @ 6:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) released an outline Monday of its response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
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U.S. Army to distribute antiseptic to medics treating Ebola in Africa

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 @ 7:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army will distribute a new antiseptic product in West Africa to help contain the Ebola virus, the maker of the medicine said Monday.
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Desktop Alert service named Best Mass Notification System

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Desktop Alert's emergency notification system -- used by the military, corporations and health care organizations -- was honored by the Government Security News online publication as the Best Mass Notification System, Desktop Alert said Monday.
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Rowan County Emergency Services utilizes three divisions to respond to bio-emergencies

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 3:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rowan County Emergency Services in North Carolina consists of three divisions, each playing a distinct role in the event of an emergency -- emergency management, emergency medical services and fire.
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Emergency management facilitates organization for Delaware County

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 3:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency management for Delaware County, Iowa, takes on a supportive position for those on the front lines of biological emergencies.
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35 hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More hospitals in the U.S.
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AristaTek offers testing guidelines for gear used around Ebola

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

AristaTek released a brief Wednesday detailing the proper use and testing of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against the Ebola virus.
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Ebola czar: Preparedness progress made in U.S., abroad

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. is more prepared to deal with the Ebola virus domestically and globally than is was two months ago, Ron Klain, White House Ebola response coordinator, said Tuesday.
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Bacterial disease infecting beavers in Summit County

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At least 15 human cases of tularemia have been reported in Colorado this year, which is five times the average for the state.
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Remote Alaskan communities get emergency preparedness training

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 5:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Residents from Shaktoolik, Alaska, who are facing calamities courtesy of Mother Nature, took part in emergency preparedness training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alaska, last month.
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Senior investigator at Molecular Biomedical Imaging Laboratory says U.S. medical professionals are prepared to deal with Ebola

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 5:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. David Bluemke spends his days at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering working on projects related to cardiovascular diseases and complications that arise.
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Senators praise passage of faster Ebola review by FDA

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 @ 2:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) applauded the U.S. Senate on Tuesday for its unanimous passage of a bill that adds the Ebola virus to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) priority review list.
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Bavarian Nordic begins trial of Ebola vaccine booster

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 @ 4:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An international biotechnology company announced Thursday that is has given the first human an Ebola vaccine booster to study the response of the drug.
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County official in charge of emergency preparedness, response

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Like many jurisdictions, Clinton County, New York, has a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan in place to deal with a wide range of threats.
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Genome research conducted in sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 @ 2:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

One of the most genetically diverse regions on the planet, sub-Saharan Africa has had its genome characterized for the the first time, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported on Thursday.
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