CDC offering Ebola training in Anniston, Ala.

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control is offering training courses in the United States for healthcare workers looking to fight the Ebola virus at treatment centers in West Africa.
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Fine named chair of GVN board of directors

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The coalition of virus research centers, Global Virus Network (GVN) has appointed N.
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Davie, Fla., CERT ready to respond if summoned in an emergency

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 5:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Davie Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) leader Julie Downey said that no one is completely prepared for a biological attack, in an interview with BIoPrepWatch.com.
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BIO asks FDA for published guidance on biosimilar approval

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) urged the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday to release its guidance on approving biosimilars and other issues.
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Local agencies take unified approach to biological threats in Flagler County, Fla.

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 5:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kevin Guthrie, public safety emergency manager for Flagler County, Florida, believes it takes a village to keep the community safe.
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CERT gives Florida town extra layer of emergency response

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 5:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Davie Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) leader Julie Downey said that no one is completely prepared for a biological attack, in an interview with BIoPrepWatch.com.
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Mich. Army National Guard seeks CBRN experts, supporting personnel

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Michigan Army National Guard is seeking subject matter experts in preparedness and response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats as well as role play support personnel for a training exercise to be held in March.
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Portage County, WI seeks emergency manager

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 @ 2:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Emergency Management office in Portage County, Wisconsin, is seeking a new director.
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Johnson to chair Homeland Security, Governmental Affairs Committee

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) was confirmed as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Thursday.
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NAEMT's 2015 board of directors takes office

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 @ 5:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 2015 Board of Directors for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) took office on Jan. 1.
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Biodetection tech-guide app a big hit with first-responders

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 @ 6:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 10,000 copies of a guide to biodetection technologies have been downloaded by first-responders to their cell phones and tablets, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory said Thursday.
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Hotzone Solutions signs agreement with Vinca Institute

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hotzone Solutions (HZS) and the Vin?a Institute of Nuclear Sciences' (VI) Department of Radiation and Environmental Protection reached agreement on Dec. 17 that would facilitate training and consulting procedures among other items between the two entities, the company released on Monday.
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Graham releases statement after Paris attacks

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following the attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo Sen. Lindsey Graham (R - S.C.)
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U.S. gives IAEA $1 million to help detect Ebola cases

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 @ 7:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S.
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Qatar University to build Bio-Safety Level 3 lab

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 @ 7:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Qatar University (QU) announced that a contract was awarded to WorkingBuildings Company to design and construct the first laboratory that will be a Bio-Safety Level-3 (BSL-3) facility in the university announced Jan. 9 The research facility will be an invaluable asset to the Qatari government and its citizens to protect themselves against the possibility of an emerging infectious outbreak.
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Method shows promise in detecting lethal botulinum strain

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 @ 2:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has developed a possible detection method for a poison listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the most dangerous bioterror threats.
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H&P Labs, Harvard team up to develop oral Ebola treatment

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 @ 2:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

H&P Labs, Inc., a private biotechnology company, said last week that it plans to partner with Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital to license two classes of compounds to develop an oral drug therapy to fight the Ebola virus.
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PositiveID readies next prototype for handheld pathogen detector

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 @ 5:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A biological detection developer said Tuesday that it had completed the second-phase prototype design for a handheld pathogen-detection system.
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Indiana county searching for emergency management director

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 @ 5:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hamilton County, Indiana, is looking to hire an executive director of emergency management.
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Report alleges gaps in U.S. health emergency preparedness

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 @ 6:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the report, "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases 2014," released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Foundation in December 2014, alleged weaknesses in the nation's emergency medical-response systems are highlighted.
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