Miami-Dade Emergency Management, Health Department partner to screen bio-threats

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In Miami-Dade County, Florida, the Emergency Management system and Health Department work together in a joint effort to detect biological threats and agents as early as possible and execute plans for protection.
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Arkansas preparing for unlikely spread of Ebola

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 2:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is working closely with health care providers, local utilities, business and faith-based organizations, and the state's education systems to ensure everyone is prepared in the unlikely event that Ebola spreads to the state.
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NTRR, partner offer free antimicrobial coating to first responders

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 2:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Neutra Corp (NTRR) and joint-venture partner Surface to Air Solutions are offering an antimicrobial coating that can destroy pathogens and viruses on contact to first responders, especially in and around Dallas, where a man died of Ebola recently.
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FEMA accepting applications for Emergency Management Leaders Academy

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency management professionals in the public and private sectors are invited to apply for the National Emergency Management Leaders Academy, offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Florida reallocating funds for emergency preparedness

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 2:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. John H. Armstrong, Florida's surgeon general, told the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday that the Department of Health would immediately be redirecting funds to strengthen Florida's emergency preparedness.
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Oxnard evaluates equipment, training for biological threats

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

With the outbreak of Ebola in the United States, emergency management for the town of Oxnard, California, is reviewing equipment and training to enhance preparedness in case of an emergency.
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Russia will not destroy smallpox virus

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 3:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pending the decision of the World Health Organization (WHO,) to destroy Smallpox virus stocks, the Russian State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology, also known as VECTOR will not eliminate their stocks prematurely, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.
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NIH supports development of Ebola vaccine

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is sponsoring a research project to develop a vaccine to prevent rabies and Ebola.
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Chimerix updates stakeholders on clinical trials for AdVise, SUPPRESS and smallpox vaccine

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 @ 4:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In North Carolina, Chimerix recently updated stakeholders regarding to updates on clinical trials for several products –including Advise, SUPPRESS and Smallpox vaccinations.
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Alabama county uses Strategic National Stockpile program to combat potential outbreaks

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 @ 1:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In Randolph County, preparedness for a possible outbreak falls under the supervision of Donnie Knight, Director of the county’s Emergency Management Agency.
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Allen County Emergency Management sees potential for citizen preparedness in emergency

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Things are calm in Allen County, Kentucky, but for Preparedness Coordinator Lindsey Vick, there are always procedures to follow and preparations underway.
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Senegal stops spread of Ebola

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 @ 12:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following an Ebola outbreak that began in August, Senegal has effectively stopped the spread of the deadly virus through the country through diligent efforts by the government, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday.
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Sarepta Therapeutics publishing Ebola, Marburg study results

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 @ 12:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two experimental compounds to prevent the spread of the Ebola and Marburg viruses showed promise in initial human testing by Sarepta Therapeutics Inc.
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100,000 Ebola assays in total provided by Navy Medical Research Team

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 @ 5:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Since the start of the current Ebola outbreak, the Naval Medical Research Team (NMRC) with the Department of Defense have been producing detection assays, numbering over 100,000.
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DHS to host outbreak management webinar

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The latest webinar in the Capacity Building Webinar Series will be hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS,) Science and Technology Directorate's First Responder Group (FRG) and the National Information Sharing Consortium on Thursday at 1 p.m.
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PAHO director addresses Latin American, Caribbean Ebola preparedness

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa Etienne is visiting Cuba this week to address preparedness in the face of potential cases of the Ebola virus at a meeting of the Bolivian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).
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Single-dose anthrax vaccine shows promise in testing phase

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 @ 12:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A non-human primate study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) using an anthrax vaccine from Immunovaccine Inc. found significant immunity to anthrax after only a single dose, the company reported today.
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Connectedness key to Wyoming Department of Health's disaster response

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 @ 8:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) stays heavily connected to counties, reservations, medical organizations and departments like Homeland Security across the state to achieve a streamlined response in the event of an emergency.
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Volunteers ready to respond to possible emergency situations in Dale County

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 @ 8:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the event that there is an outbreak of a deadly disease, like Ebola or a biological terror attack – like a release of anthrax, members of the Dale County Citizen Corps are well prepared to respond, says Shari Russell, Coordinator of the Dale County Citizen Corps.
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U.S. preparedness tied with global response

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

With the outbreak of the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever raging in West Africa and select cases appearing in Spain and Dallas the U.S.
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