UI to open new Institute of Public Health

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 1:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Iowa's Board of Regents approved the creation of the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP) on Oct. 23.
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Anthrax outbreak causes quarantine of Indian village

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 1:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Indian health officials quarantined a village of roughly 30 houses in the Jharkhand's Simdega district on Monday after an Anthrax outbreak killed seven people.
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Nancy Dragani receives Distinguished Service Award

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nancy Dragani, director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, recently received the 2014 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service in Emergency Management Award.
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FDA approves rapid Ebola test for hospital use

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In response to the Ebola scare, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rushed approval of a rapid-result Ebola test for hospital use on Saturday.
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Hamilton County Public Health collaborates with Emergency Services for bio-emergencies

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 @ 5:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service (HCPHNS) in New York heads up any necessary emergency response in the event of a biological outbreak strictly related to public health.
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Tuscaloosa EMA strives to coordinate, educate

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 @ 11:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, the Emergency Management team is directed by David Hartin, who says that should an outbreak of Ebola or any other health-related emergency take place, his team stands ready to assist state agencies in support of any appropriate countermeasures.
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FEMA seeks emergency management specialist for New York office

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for an emergency management specialist for its New York office.
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