DHS fusion centers to see improvement

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 @ 12:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a report released Thursday by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, it announced support is there for information-sharing operations, but funding is not.
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Allegany County leans on strong local response system for biological situations

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency Management for Allegany County in Maryland utilizes resources at every level, from national down to local.
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Seal Rock fire chief says United States wasn’t serious enough about Ebola in the past

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Oregon’s Central Coast, residents of Seal Rock and the surrounding areas can feel a little more protected from potential biological outbreaks, knowing that the Seal Rock Fire District has a protocol in place and has upgraded its equipment to protect personnel should they have to respond to an Ebola infection in their area.
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Emergent BioSolutions seeking expanded label for anthrax vaccine

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 12:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow it to include a post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) indication on its BioThrax label, the company announced on Monday.
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Malibu stresses individual preparedness

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of Malibu in California wants its citizens to be prepared for any type of emergency that may arise.
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Prince Madihol award winners announced

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 2014 Prince Mahidol Foundation award will be given to Japanese researcher in medicine, Dr. Akira Endo and American researcher in public health, Dr. Donald Henderson according to the National News Bureau of Thailand.
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SC volunteer firefighter hopes practice pays off

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 3:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a member of Aiken County Hazmat in South Carolina and a volunteer firefighter, Michael Klecker took the Emergency Responder Hazardous Material Technician for CBRNE Incidents course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness to better serve in both capacities.
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Foreign Affairs Committee hearing to review U.S. Ebola effort in Africa

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that a hearing on U.S. efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday.
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Results of Aethlon's Hemopurifier therapy on Ebola patient to be released

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Results from tests on a new treatment that may help fight Ebola will be released Friday in Philadelphia.
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Report: Community connectivity key in crisis management, preparation

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 5:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report from the office of the assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in the form of a blog posted on Nov. 7, said communities in which residents and businesses are interconnected tend to be better at crisis management and preparation.
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U.S. senator questions efficacy of fusion centers in fighting terrorism

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 5:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At least one U.S. senator has concerns over state and local fusion centers aimed at combating international and homegrown terrorist threats.
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U.S. hospitals to be supplied protective equipment specified for Ebola

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 6:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S.
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Uganda free of Marburg virus

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 @ 12:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ugandan officials announced on Tuesday that the country was free of Marburg virus after a 42-day World Health Organization-imposed surveillance period ended following the death of a health care worker from the virus in September.
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Illinois Department of Public Health keeps caches of supplies for emergencies

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 @ 2:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

To stay prepared for any emergencies that may arise, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) maintains action plans and caches of supplies to aid in response.
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Pair addresses emergency management with uniquely challenged communities

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 @ 2:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tammy VanOverBeke, the Lyon County emergency management director, and Ted Stamp, an employee of the Southwestern Center for Independent Living, are on a mission to educate Minnesotans with unique challenges about emergency preparedness.
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NAEMT lifetime achievement award goes to James Fitch

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) announced Joseph Fitch
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Preparing for Ebola key to controlling outbreak

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 @ 5:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Preparing for an Ebola outbreak is key to keeping the virus from spreading, according to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization.
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Guideline to high-risk bloodborne pathogens

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hearing about an Ebola case in the United States can cause panic, however, the risk of contracting the disease is very low.
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House subcommittee holding hearing on Ebola Tuesday

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 12:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House of Representative's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations will hold a hearing on Ebola at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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Mark Bauer newest senior research leader at Battelle

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 5:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle has named its 12th Senior Research Leader, Mark Bauer on Wednesday.
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