WHO officials confirm connection between Guillain-Barre syndrome, Zika infection

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO recently received a notification that the National IHR Focal Point of the United States has found two Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) cases that are connected to Zika virus infections.
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Senate fails to remedy law, leaving it open to abuse

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 2:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Senate has failed to remedy serious loopholes within the PRV program for neglected diseases, leaving the law open to abuse from pharmaceutical companies throughout the nation and the world.
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FDA approves new inhalational anthrax treatment

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 2:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection, to be used with specific antibacterial drugs to treat people who have had inhalational anthrax.
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ECBC offers support to Yuma Proving Ground study

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers based with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) was recently deployed to the Sonoran Desert in order to conduct studies on the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
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Dominica receives CDC travel notice for Zika virus

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus and its infection patterns are constantly being watched by the CDC, and the organization's acute attention to the continuing transmission has led to its declaring a travel notice for Dominica.
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Researchers develop test to track tuberculosis gene

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A blood test that can predict whether or not a dormant string of tuberculosis (TB) will develop into full-blown tuberculosis has been developed.
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WHO reports new case of avian influenza in China

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Another avian A (H5N6) influenza infection was confirmed in China on March 15 by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which then notified the World Health Organization.
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Pfizer to participate in Human Vaccines Project

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pfizer has decided to play a part in the Human Vaccines Project, which seeks to develop vaccine protection for infectious diseases such as HIV, dengue fever and cancer.
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FDA gives clearance for Great Basin E.coli test

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 12:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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2 dead, 7 more cases of MERS-CoV confirmed in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization was recently contacted by the National IHR Focal Point of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to report seven more cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, which occurred between March 9 and March 10.
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Yellow fever outbreak persists in Angola

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Since Dec. 5, 2015, Luanda, Angola, has been contending with a yellow fever outbreak. 
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WHO director speaks on disease outbreak tactics

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a recent address to attendees of the high-level conference in Lyon, France, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan discussed how states can unite under International Health Regulations (IHR).
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Lassa fever transmitted to Germany, followed by secondary case

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first cases of Lassa fever were reported in Germany between March 10 and 16 by the World Health Organization.
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IBM, University of Nottingham initiate tuberculosis study

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and the University of Nottingham are teaming up to utilize IBM's World Community Grid in a new study on tuberculosis.
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California Fire and Rescue to improve emergency protocol through Sandia Labs partnership

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Sandia National Laboratories recently teamed up with the California Fire and Rescue Training Authority (CFRTA) to develop a better emergency response protocol.
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WHO vaccinates 1,000 people in Guinea following new Ebola outbreak

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea has put 1,000 people who may have been in contact with Ebola patients under medical surveillance by the World Health Organization.
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New Ebola infection detected in deceased Liberian woman

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 30-year-old woman in Liberia who recently passed away was later confirmed to have the Ebola virus.
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Martinique confirms first Zika-related microcephaly case

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 @ 6:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization announced Saturday that the National IHR Focal Point for France has confirmed the first Zika virus case with fetal microcephaly on the island of Martinique.
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Yellow fever outbreak reaches DRC

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization reported Monday that it has been notified by the National IHR Focal Point of the Democratic Republic of Congo of more than 150 cases of yellow fever since the beginning of the year.
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Lassa fever carried back to Sweden

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 73-year-old woman returning from travels in several African countries has been diagnosed with Lassa fever.
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