CDC issues review of 2015

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC has issued a digital kit detailing a review of 2015 across the agency’s work in several areas.
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Ebola transmission declared over in Guinea

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 @ 10:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO announced on Tuesday that Guinea has been declared free of Ebola transmission.
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Entry screening process modified for passengers from Guinea

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 @ 10:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC announced Monday that entrance screenings at airports will be modified for travelers from Guinea.
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FEMA announces open emergency management specialist positions in Massachusetts

Monday, Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA is seeking emergency management specialists to work temporarily with the Department of Homeland Security in Massachusetts.
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Agenda announced for CBRN First Response conference

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 @ 12:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The agenda for the CBRN First Response conference, to be held Jan. 26-27, recently was released.
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HarvardX offering free online Ebola class

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

HarvardX, the online education extension of Harvard University, recently made the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic available for free.
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SutroVax announces Scientific Advisory Board addition

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Bruce Forrest recently joined the Scientific Advisory Board for SutroVax.
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Biotechnology Industry Organization changes name

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biotechnology Industry Organization recently changed its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization to better reflect its members’ work in scientific, agricultural and environmental products and initiatives.
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Myanmar faces ongoing challenges in biosecurity

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 @ 1:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Myanmar's ratification of the BTWC and CWC has helped it improve politically and socially, Kyaw San Wai, a senior analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, said recently.
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Q2 Solutions, Xtalks to offer webinar on re-emerging diseases

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 @ 1:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Q2 Solutions and Xtalks will present a webinar on new techniques for emerging and re-emerging diseases -- such as MTB, HIV, MRSA and Ebola -- on Jan. 20.
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Saudi Arabia reports four new MERS-CoV cases

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 @ 1:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Sunday that four more cases of Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported in Saudi Arabia.
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WHO advisory issued after China confirms bird flu cases

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 @ 1:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China reported two confirmed cases of avian influenza A (H5N6) to the World Health Organization (WHO) between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2.
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Hong Kong reports Avian Influenza case

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centre for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Department of Health confirmed a case of Avian Influenza A(H7N9) in a 59-year-old patient on the mainland Jan. 1.
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Biomedical researcher details new ways of controlling, treating Ebola

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a newly released paper, Dr. Anthony Griffiths of Texas Biomedical Research Institute reveals new ways to treat and control the spread of the Ebola virus.
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Zika virus case reported in Puerto Rico

Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first case of locally acquired Zika virus was discovered in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Dec. 31.
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Malaria treatments ineffective against drug-resistant parasites in Cambodia

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the NIAID, a branch of the NIH, found that the first-line malaria treatment being used in Cambodia is ineffective because the parasites have developed resistance.
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Health minister reminds Australians about threat of communicable diseases

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 @ 4:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The threat of communicable diseases entering Australia remains a top priority for the government’s health officials.
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Inhibikase welcomes new board member

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 @ 5:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Hilary Malone has been elected to serve on the Inhibikase Therapeutics board of directors.
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Curetis develops medical advisory board to offer guidance on clinical microbiology

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Curetis N.V. has developed a medical advisory board, which will consist of four experts who are leaders in their fields.
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Researchers engineer antibodies to fight most potent Ebola strains

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Although Ebola was briefly a threat on American soil, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the USAMRIID researchers have engineered antibodies that could potentially stop the disease.
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