New York MTA seeks emergency, operations director

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in New York City seeks a deputy director of emergency and operations support according to a posting on Oct. 29.
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Madison County, NY, seeks emergency management director

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Madison County Office of Emergency Management in NY seeks a director.
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Profectus receives $9.5M for comprehensive Ebola vaccine

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Defense (DOD) recently awarded a $9.5 million grant to Profectus BioSciences Inc., to develop and test a vaccine for all strains of Ebola and Marburg viruses.
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Florida’s bio-emergency response starts with Department of Health, moves out to communities

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

When it comes to preventing and responding to emergencies that relate to biological agents, emergency managers in Florida look to the state's Department of Health to head up the efforts.
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Arkansas reassures counties of Ebola preparedness

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) held a conference call with county coordinators recently to address growing public concern about Ebola.
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Accelerate Diagnostics, CDC team up against Ebola, other bio threats

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Accelerate Diagnostics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they would collaborate on researching methods to detect biological threats more quickly.
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Chimerix names two new executives

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix Inc. named Peter Payne senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy, and Roberto Guzman vice president of corporate compliance on Monday.
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WHO director says it's time for Africa to lead

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 @ 12:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan on Monday called the Ebola outbreak in West Africa "the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times."
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Nebraska's Dakota County Health Department works to strengthen bio-preparedness

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 @ 1:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dakota County’s focus when it comes to bio-preparedness in Nebraska is to greatly strengthen existing resources and plans throughout the near future.
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Kansas Healthcare Coalition practices emergency management

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 @ 2:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the South Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition recently had the opportunity to test their mettle and learn how to adapt to a mass-casualty event at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama.
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Leidos names Michael E. Leiter executive vice president

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 @ 2:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leidos Holdings Inc., a technology and sciences company, named Michael E. Leiter executive vice president of business development and strategy on Monday.
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New study finds that Marburg, Ebola edit genetic material during infection

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society of Microbiology, found that filoviruses such as Ebola edit genetic material upon infection.
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Update on Nigerian cholera outbreak

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The number of cases from the ongoing outbreak of cholera in Nigeria had climbed to 34,008 as of Oct. 12, the National Travel Health Network and Centre reported on Wednesday.
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FEMA publishes new disease threat declaration guidelines, emergency procedures

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the latest guidelines for declaring a disease threat or requesting a disease emergency declaration.
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Alejandro Mayorkas visits U.K.

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 @ 1:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas visited London on Wednesday to discuss counterterrorism efforts, safety in air travel, and the curbing of illegal immigration and human trafficking with his counterparts in the United Kingdom.
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Mouse model may help predict human response to chemicals

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 @ 1:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers have discovered that a genetically diverse mouse model can predict reactions to chemical exposure, findings that may help researchers better understand how humans react to similar exposure, the National Institutes of Health announced on Thursday.
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Obama asks Congress for $6.2B to fight Ebola

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 @ 2:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Obama administration asked Congress on Wednesday to approve nearly $6.2 billion in emergency funding to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and prevent any further cases in the United States.
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2nd Swiss Ebola vaccine trial underway

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) applauded last week's approval of a second Swiss trial on an experimental Ebola vaccine.
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DARPAs simplified application process supports funding of biotech innovations

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 @ 11:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new application process from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) makes it easier for businesses to obtain federal grants and funding for biology and technology projects.
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HICPAC meetings to be held Dec. 4-5

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 @ 11:58am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Healthcare Information Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on Dec. 4 and 5 to update its practices and guidelines.
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