South Carolina man pleads guilty to bioweapons plot

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 25-year-old South Carolina man acknowledged plots to go after government officials with biological weapons and to demolish a U.S. navy site, The Associated Press reported.
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N.H. agencies take part in terror event drill

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Hampshire Department of Human Services asked all health regions to respond to a training scenario where there was a deliberate terrorist release of the biological agent anthrax.
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FDA to discuss experimental drug's effectiveness against anthrax

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 10:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Human Genome Sciences Inc. drug worked better than a placebo but similar to antibiotics for treating anthrax exposure in animal studies, U.S. drug reviewers said in a summary released Oct. 23.
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Commission says U.S. failing to address urgent biosecurity issues

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States is failing to address its most urgent threat
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Michigan Security Network boosts state's economy

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fighting Michigan
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JPL develops high-speed test to improve pathogen decontamination

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A chemist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has developed a technology intended to rapidly assess any presence of microbial life on spacecraft.
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Tiny sensors can sniff out chemical and biological agents

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Research to develop a new method to detect biological and chemical threats may also lead to new approaches for removing pollutants from the environment.
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Paint in development may thwart chemical attack

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 4:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists are planning to develop a paint coating for military vehicles that would soak up a chemical warfare agent and then decontaminate itself.
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Immune system quirk could lead to effective tularemia vaccine

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Immunologists have found a unique quirk in the way the immune system fends off bacteria that could lead to vaccines to prevent tularemia infection of the lungs.
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Weather patterns help predict dengue fever outbreaks

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

High temperatures, humidity and low wind speed are associated with high occurrence of dengue fever according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
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Animals now picking up bugs from people, study shows

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Globalization and industrialization are causing diseases to spread from humans to animals, a study released Oct. 26 has shown.
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Disease outbreak in wake of floods in the Philippines

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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DHS proposes guidelines for anthrax responders

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 6:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced proposed guidelines Oct. 27 for protecting emergency responders during an anthrax attack on a major U.S. city.
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BioDefense Corp., Biotest Laboratories launch Mail Safe Check

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 6:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two companies have combined their products and created Mail Safe Check, a diagnostic tool to test incoming mail for pathogens.
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FDA panel wants more data on anthrax drug

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 6:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Uganda officials fear plague outbreak as rainy season begins

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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South African correctional center quarantined after measles outbreak

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PRETORIA, South Africa
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