MERS research article examines effects of disease

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 @ 7:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 1,500 people have developed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since 2012, with over 500 fatalities.
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Sandia wins Federal Laboratory Consortium award

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Technology has been awarded to Sandia National Laboratories.
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Department of Defense combats bio threats with early detection

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense is working to keep soldiers safe from chemical agents and infectious diseases.
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Stony Brook University experts discuss Zika virus

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts at Stony Brook University Hospital have been discussing the Zika virus since the World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak in Latin America to be a public health emergency.
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UN human rights commissioner emphasizes importance of women's rights in Zika response

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein has called for a proper response to women's human rights in regard to the Zika virus.
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Dutch researchers team up to combat antibiotic-resistant viruses

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 @ 7:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dutch researchers from the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Erasmus MC, Wageningen UR, University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University are teaming up to fight antibiotic-resistant viruses.
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New Malaria drug on the horizon

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While many researchers and doctors are in combat mode against the Zika virus, Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that has impacted the world to a much greater extent.
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Chimerix's new smallpox drug looks promising in animal tests

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix recently received positive results concerning smallpox drug brincidofovir, which has been able to act against smallpox in animal subjects.
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Nearly 50 percent of U.S. doctors anticipate Zika outbreak

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sermo has announced that, according to a recent survey, 49 percent of doctors in the United States believe that a Zika virus outbreak will take place.
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Central Logic believes tracking Zika outbreak will prevent spread

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 @ 5:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tracking the current pattern of the Zika virus outbreak could be crucial to containing any further spread.
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News source for infectious disease professionals to provide all-digital information

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 @ 6:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc. recently launched Contagion, a news resource designed for medical professionals that work with infectious diseases.
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IAEA to provide nuclear-based Zika detection tools

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is seeking to assist Latin American nations by providing nuclear-based Zika virus detection tools.
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WHO director-general discusses antimicrobial resistance

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Resistance to antibiotics is a hot topic, as the world has seen the devastating impacts of two viruses over the past few years.
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Spread of malaria continues to trump Zika concern

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The spread of the Zika virus has been alarming, but the real issue stems from the source of the spreading: the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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Experts recommend preventative measures in light of Zika threat

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the Zika virus continues to sweep across Latin America, cases have begun to appear in the United States, as well.
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WHO prepares system to prevent future Ebola outbreaks

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The West African countries that were deeply impacted by Ebola are now seeking to understand exactly how the virus spread and why the outbreak happened, despite early warning systems being in place.
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Oversight subcommittee encourages preparing for threats, not reacting

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 @ 9:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is focused on ensuring the U.S. can handle any attack, outbreak or accident.
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Johns Hopkins experts warn against Zika rumors, encourage focus on facts

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 @ 9:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the world prepares for the Zika virus, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are keeping an open perspective concerning the spread of the virus.
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Hawaiian infant tests positive for microcephaly

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 @ 6:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified by the National IHR Focal Point for the U.S. that an infant born in Hawaii in December has microcephaly.
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UTMB, Brazilian health officals team up to find Zika vaccine

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has decided to partner with the Brazilian Ministry of Health as the two entities seek to stop the Zika virus.
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