Waldo County emergency management: the department with the plan

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

By size, Waldo County, Maine could be considered large – it covers 750 square miles.
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MSU Emergency Manager: Communication, education, risk assessment key in control of outbreaks

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In rural Kentucky, the students and staff at Murray State University will be well protected in the event of an incident of bioterrorism or an outbreak of a deadly disease, says Jeff Steen, director of the university’s emergency management department.
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Pike County follows state lead in emergencies

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 @ 4:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In Pike County, Indiana, the Emergency Management team operates through the Sheriff’s Office.
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CDC Director Frieden endorses Firestone Liberia's method of Ebola treatment

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday credited Firestone Liberia Inc. with limiting the spread of Ebola in the country.
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If Ebola strikes Etowah County, Gadsden is ground zero for response

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency management for Etowah County, Alabama is actually handled through the City of Gadsden with Mike Bryant serving as the director.
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Ebola crisis hearing highlights strengths, room for improvement in nation's response to biological threats

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Medical expert testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday revealed much about the United State's preparedness to respond to possible biological threats on its own soil.
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Michigan's District Health Department 4 prepared for any emergencies

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michigan's District Health Department 4 (DHD4) is prepared to handle just about any health emergency.
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First responders meet to discuss U.S. capability gaps

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 @ 12:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Attendees at the recent First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., focused on identifying high-profile capability gaps that could hinder emergency operations during a national crisis.
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STEM symposium planned Nov. 8

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 @ 2:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The MdBio Foundation and Tech Council of Maryland will host Advancing Tomorrow's Leaders + STEM (ATLAS), a college and career symposium, on Nov. 8.
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U.S. Army to evaluate Ebola vaccine candidates

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) will test validity of potential Ebola treatment options as part of an agreement with NanoViricides Inc. signed on Monday.
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Emergency Management Higher Education Program celebrates 20 years

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) recently celebrated its 20th year of facilitating emergency management education at universities nationwide.
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Tillamook County emergency manager ready to respond in a crisis situation

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

You might say that Tillamook County, Oregon, has had more than its fair share of natural disasters – 17 federally declared ones, county Emergency Management Department Director Gordon McCraw said.
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Alaska faces unique challenges for bio-preparedness

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 @ 2:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Alaska Department of Homeland Security, under the direction John Madden, handles emergency management in the largest and northernmost state in the union.
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Fuji film will acquire Kalon Biotherapeutics

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fujifilm's Diosynth Biothechnologies U.S.A. Inc. (FDBU) will acquire Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC in a deal that was finalized on Monday.
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Better detection key to combating Ebola, other viruses, Battelle VP says

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 @ 3:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mathew Shaw, vice president and general manager of Battelle's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Defense division, addressed a global conference on the future of bio-threat detection on Wednesday.
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BioMARC awarded grant to help develop Ebola vaccine for soldiers

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 @ 5:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biopharmaceutical Manufactuting and Academic Resource Center (BioMARC) at Colorado State University was awarded a $2 million contract from the Department of Defense to aid in the development of an Ebola vaccine, it was announced this week.
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Florida first responders attend hazardous materials course

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 11:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of Florida's Emergency Response Team (ERT) participated in a hands-on training seminar at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, recently.
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Nobel Prize-winning scientist cites government funding as most effective method of biopreparedness

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 1:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

For Nobel Prize winning research scientist Dr. Peter Agre, the most important act in preparing for bioterrorism or disease outbreak is for the government to fully fund the budgets of research scientists.
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Seaside fire chief calls local bioterrorism, outbreak preparedness efforts important for a coastal city

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the fire chief in Seaside, Ore., Joey Daniels has a unique perspective on emergency preparedness and disaster response.
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Michigan's DHD2 coordinates emergency response with other health organizations

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 1:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michigan's District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2), serving Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw and Oscoda counties, addresses emergency preparedness by functioning as a liaison between local health care organizations and federal and state health authorities.
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