OPCW holds chemical safety management course

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 9:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) held a course on chemical safety management for African state parties this past week, the organization announced on Monday.
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Iowa's Dubuque County taps SDI for courthouse security systems

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 10:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) will be supplying the courthouse in Dubuque County, Iowa, with a new security screening system and support services, the company announced on Oct. 14.
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FEMA announces open emergency specialist, engineer positions

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 11:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Monday that there are openings for an emergency management specialist and civil engineering position available.
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FEMA seeking insurance specialist in Massachusetts

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced in a job posting on Tuesday that there is an opening for an insurance specialist at their office in Maynard, Massachusetts.
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NACCHO details Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Model

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) issued a report on the Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Model developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Thursday.
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FEMA seeking management analyst in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced in a job opening on Thursday that they are seeking management analysts at their Washington, D.C., office.
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Kenyan camels test positive for MERS

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers have found that nearly 50 percent of camels in certain areas in Kenya have tested positive for the virus behind the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the University of Liverpool announced on Friday.
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DHS announces international first responders forum

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responders site from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the launch of the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation on Tuesday.
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Angola officially becomes OPCW member state

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Angola officially became the 192nd member state of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Friday, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced.
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CIDR, GlaxoSmithKline identify potential tuberculosis treatments

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Through a partnership between the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and the Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), scientists have identified a potential tuberculosis treatment candidate, CIDR announced on Tuesday.
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Cholera activity slowing in South Sudan

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New cases of cholera infections are decreasing in Bor and Juba Counties in South Sudan, according to a report released by StarAfrica.com this past week.
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NIH issues National Biosafety Stewardship Month notice

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice at the end of September that announced the National Biosafety Stewardship Month and served as a reminder of health and safety requirements for grantees.
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Aberdeen Proving Ground issues sources sought notice for identification kits

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Aberdeen Proving Ground has issued a sources sought notification on the Federal Business Opportunities website seeking information on industry capabilities related to identification technology through Oct. 29.
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FEMA to study broadcast alert technology

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Tuesday that its National Continuity Programs’ Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Division will be assessing public warning and alert capabilities within the private sector.
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FEMA seeking security, preparedness specialists

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released job opening notices for a security specialist position and an emergency management specialist position specialized in preparedness.
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Q fever cases associated with fresh cell therapy in new assessment

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 @ 5:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A risk assessment was released on Friday, stating that cases of Q fever are likely associated with fresh cell therapy, the result of seven cases that were reported in Germany after the procedure had been completed.
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Nepal reports scrub typhus cases

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Sher Bahadur Pun of the Clinical Research Unit of the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital reported on Monday that a case of scrub typhus has been reported in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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NIH, NIAID issue sources sought notice

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued a sources sought notice for small businesses earlier this month.
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Namibia expects vaccine production plant by 2020

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 @ 11:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The NAM News Network reported on Wednesday that a vaccine production plant in Namibia’s Ohangwena Region is expected within the next five years.
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SDI's latest X-ray system qualifies for updated cargo screening list

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:08am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The HI-SCAN 6040-2 X-ray screening system has been accepted into the qualified category of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL), Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced on Thursday.
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