FDA issues new blood donation guidelines due to Zika threat

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidelines for donating blood to travelers that have visited countries with outbreaks of the Zika virus.
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Hawaii issues emergency proclamation to combat Zika, dengue fever

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an effort to put a halt to the spread of mosquito-borne illness in Hawaii, Gov. David Ige put into place an emergency proclamation on Feb. 12.
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Trinity Guardion bedding to reduce hospital infections

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 @ 5:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Trinity Guardion bed cover has been shown to reduce infections by 50 percent.
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DoD tests platform for nerve agent antidote

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 @ 6:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected Emergard as a potential candidate for a nerve agent antidote delivery system.
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WHO forms European Medical Corps to combat large outbreaks

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 12:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put in place the European Medical Corps in order to combat large disease outbreaks across the world.
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CDP adds role players to increase realistic nature of exercises

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDP’s Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) program is adding realistic elements to its courses by including role players in the exercises.
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Johnson & Johnson releases update on Zika situation

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Johnson & Johnson is the latest to send out information regarding the Zika virus.
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Health officials react to Lassa fever outbreak in Benin

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) Children’s Fund are looking to revamp their emergency response efforts after an outbreak of Lassa fever occurred in Benin.
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Guinea removed from Ebola travel screening list

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 @ 6:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the threat of Ebola winds down, so does the need to screen passengers traveling to and from affected nations.
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Annual Lassa fever outbreak causes concern in West Africa

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 @ 7:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a Lassa fever outbreak by the National IHR Focal Point on Jan. 21.
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Stanford University researchers find gene to test latent and active TB

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 @ 7:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found a gene that shows the difference between tuberculosis (TB) that is active versus tuberculosis that is not.
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WAidid's First International Congress gathers to discuss outbreaks

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 @ 12:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First International Congress of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders met Feb. 20 in Milan, Italy.
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New vaccine close to eradicating meningitis A in Africa

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a result of the introduction of the MenAfriVac vaccine, meningitis A has been nearly eradicated in Africa.
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WHO, PAHO directors convene in Brazil to discuss Zika response

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Directors of the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization are in Brazil meeting with government and health care officials to discuss the Zika virus and the response it requires.
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WHO director-general visits Brazil to discuss Zika outbreak

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking to expand its response to the Zika virus in Latin America.
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EPA to review, improve Risk Management Program

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to change its Risk Management Program (RMP), which includes regulations regarding chemical process safety.
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Maine reports first case of Zika

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the first case of Zika in the state, occurring in a Hancock County adult over the age of 65.
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Hawaii reacts to confirmed Zika case with renewed fervor

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The state of Hawaii is working to contain the spread of the Zika virus, after the first case was recently reported, causing a newborn to contract microcephaly.
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Engility wins joint enterprise logistics contract

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 @ 10:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Engility Holding Inc. has been awarded a prime position on the Joint Enterprise-Contracted Logistics and Services Support contract.
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FEMA hiring supervisory management specialist

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 @ 11:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hiring a supervisory emergency management specialist.
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