California lab to be upgrade to respond to bioterrorism agents

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009 @ 4:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

California's Stanislaus County has announced plans to upgrade its health lab to add sophisticated equipment that will be used to test for potential bioterrorism agents.
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Contract awarded for inhalation anthrax medication

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009 @ 4:12pm by Nick Rees

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development AUthority has awarded Pine Brook, N.J.-based Elusys Therapeutics, Inc., a contract for the advanced development of a medication to treat inhalational anthrax.
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Researchers discover how smallpox kills

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009 @ 4:14pm by Nick Rees

While smallpox has been eradicated from the planet as a naturally occurring virus, it still remains a high level biothreat.
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Biothreat response website launched for those with special needs

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009 @ 4:20pm by Nick Rees

The Northeast Texas Public Health District has debuted a new website with a goal of making information on emergency preparedness information easily accessible to special needs residents.
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Second anthrax death in Glasgow, more cases being investigated

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A second Glasgow heroin user has died from an anthrax infection, health officials have confirmed.
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Heroin user negative for anthrax infection

Monday, Dec 28, 2009 @ 3:13pm by Nick Rees

Blood tests carried out on a heroin user in Cumbria, England, have proven negative for anthrax infections so far, health officials have announced.
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Israel to issue gas masks to population

Monday, Dec 28, 2009 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Israel will begin distributing its entire population with gas masks in two months, though no reason has officially been given by the Israeli government.
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N.H. woman treated for anthrax infection

Monday, Dec 28, 2009 @ 3:18pm by Nick Rees

A New Hampshire woman has come down with the first reported case of anthrax infection in the state since 1957.
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Louisiana begins drawing up plans for bioattack treatments

Monday, Dec 28, 2009 @ 3:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Guidelines to specify which patients will receive access to lifesaving treatments in the event of a bioterrorist attack, severe pandemic or natural disaster that overwhelms the medical system are being developed by Louisiana health professionals.
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An anthrax outbreak in Zimbabwe has left one person and 25 cattle dead.

Monday, Dec 28, 2009 @ 3:24pm by Nick Rees

An anthrax outbreak in Zimbabwe has left one person and 25 cattle dead.
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Investigation into N.H. anthrax outbreak ongoing

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009 @ 3:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public health investigators have confirmed that two African drums stored at the University of New Hampshire United Campus Ministry have tested positive for anthrax.
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Study published by Soligenix on characteristics of ricin A chain

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009 @ 3:22pm by Nick Rees

Soligenix, Inc., has announced the publication of an article that details the characteristics of several immunodominant regions of ricin A chain - the antigenic component of Rivax - in the January 2010 edition of Infection and Immunity.
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PDAs might increase survival during bioattack

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009 @ 3:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report in the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management says that utilizing a digital checklist for patients who are being administered emergency drugs during a bioterrorist attack can reduce the fatigue factor and save lives.
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Fear grows of spread of anthrax in Zimbabwe

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009 @ 3:35pm by Nick Rees

Veterinary officials in Zimbabwe fear that the recent anthrax outbreak is spreading, announcing on Monday that they are testing another suspected case of the disease from a rural growth point approximately 31 miles east of Harare.
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NYPD prepares bioattack contingency for New Year's Eve

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The NYPD will utilize biological and radiation detection devices in Times Square this year to guard against a terrorist attack on New Year's Eve.
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Three samples test positive for anthrax in N.H.

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 @ 3:31pm by Nick Rees

Three samples tested by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human services have now been confirmed as positive for anthrax.
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Rules drafted by Pennsylvania Supreme Court for pandemic, bioattack event

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New rules ordered by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court will allow a county judge to cancel trials and jury duty in the wake of a catastrophe such as a bioattack.
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University of Texas Biocontainment Training Center receives federal funding

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 @ 3:47pm by Nick Rees

The National Biocontainment Training Center at the University of Texas has received $5 million in federal funding support.
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Third anthrax death in Glasgow

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Doctors have confirmed that a heroin user who died last week was infected with anthrax, bringing the total deaths from infections to three.
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Aid offered to attendees of suspected anthrax infected N.H. drum circle

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 @ 3:52pm by Nick Rees

New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services has begun offering antibiotics and the anthrax vaccine to more than 80 people after an environmental sample at a University of New Hampshire building tested positive for anthrax.
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