WHO official urges improved global preparedness

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

During a special session of the United Nations' (UN) Executive Board on Ebola on Sunday, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan stressed the need for improved global preparedness measures.
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Air Force awards $9.9 million contract to Cubic

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mission Support Services,, a division under Cubic Corporation was awarded a contract of approximately $9.9 million from the U.S.
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Noblis planning Reston move in 2016

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Noblis, Inc. announced plans Friday to relocate its headquarters to Reston, Vir.
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Envoy: U.S. teamwork with other nations key to fighting terrorism

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 @ 5:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fighting terrorism globally requires partnerships with other countries, Tina Kaidanow, U.S. ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism, said on Monday.
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Jakab to continue as WHO regional director for Europe

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 @ 2:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday that its Executive Board has selected Zsuzsanna Jakab to continue her role as the regional director for Europe.
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WHO selects Moeti as Africa regional director

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) appointed Dr. Matshidiso Moeti as the Regional Director for Africa, the organization announced n Tuesday.
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Canada conducts Ebola rapid response team training

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada's chief public health officer, met with provincial health officials in New Brunswick on Friday to discuss and plan for Ebola and other potential medical outbreaks.
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Countries in the Americas to use Ebola outbreak to improve coordination, preparedness

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 @ 3:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

During a meeting of the World Health Organization's (WHO) executive board on Sunday, representatives from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged the international community to take lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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FEMA seeking applicants to serve on National Advisory Council

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 @ 6:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants to serve on its National Advisory Council (NAC).
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Xenex secures $25 million for R&D, expansion

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 @ 6:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Xenex Disinfection Services said on Tuesday that it had secured $25 million in new funding to help increase product development, international expansion and sales in the U.S.
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Emergency medicine specialist: U.S. preparedness falls short

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 @ 6:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

When it comes to preparedness for a biological attack or a biological outbreak, the readiness of the United States has improved, but is “not quite there,” Carl Herman Schultz said in an interview with BioPrepWatch.
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LANL introduces Biosurveillance Gateway

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 @ 2:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have introduced a new online system on Monday that centralizes information and resources involved in the study of bio-surveillance at the laboratory.
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Biodetection technologies guide now a mobile app

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have made the most recent edition of the Biodetection Technologies for First Reponders guide available for mobile devices, according to the First Reponders website on Tuesday.
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Cubic receives $500 million contract to support DTRA training

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A division under Cubic Corporation, Mission Support Services was awarded a $500 million contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on Wednesday.
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Studies indicate single-dose vaccine protects against anthrax

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Immunovaccine Inc.(IMV) announced on Wednesday that early studies of three recombinant protective antigen (rPA) vaccines have shown to protect animal models against anthrax infection.
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Organic 'safety switches' may help prevent bioterror attacks

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 @ 5:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have developed “safety switches” for human-made biological organisms, a report on a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said.
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Sorensen Legacy Foundation donates to Ebola relief groups in Africa

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 @ 5:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation said Wednesday that it had granted a total of $1.5 million to three international health organizations to help fight the Ebola virus.
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FEMA seeks executive officer

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for executive officer of the National Continuity Programs Directorate in its Washington D.C. office..C.
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Scientists work toward film detector for CWAs

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Chemical Society (ACS) reported on Wednesday that researchers are making progress towards the development of detection films that could warn against chemical warfare agents (CWA.)
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MDH to aid in university measles case

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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