Ground broken on Kazakhstan lab to strengthen pathogen security

Thursday, Apr 1, 2010 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States and Kazakhstan have officially broken ground on construction of Kazakhstan's Central Reference Laboratory, which will be used to increase security for Kazakhstan's collection of dangerous pathogens.
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China steps up bioterror evacuation plans

Thursday, Apr 1, 2010 @ 7:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

China's central government has given the task of creating an escape plan for tourists at Tianamen Square in the event of a bioterror event to Professor Liu Shuhua, deputy director of the department of atmospheric sciences at Peking University.
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Source of European heroin anthrax infection questioned

Thursday, Apr 1, 2010 @ 7:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Questions have been raised by experts in the field of health policy and preparedness about the anthrax outbreaks in Europe that have led to 12 deaths and multiple infections.
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Whistleblower warns of biothreats at census center

Thursday, Apr 1, 2010 @ 7:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Kentucky, is charged with processing the millions of census forms that are arriving at its doors.
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New Hampshire anthrax victim recovering at home

Friday, Apr 2, 2010 @ 6:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Hampshire woman who, almost four months ago, contracted the state's first reported case of anthrax infection since 1957 has been released from the hospital.
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Drexel project to create camera to "see" biothreat signatures

Friday, Apr 2, 2010 @ 6:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A project is under way at Drexel University to create a new camera that could be used to detect gases emitted during the manufacture of biological and chemical terror agents.
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Pentagon beefs up biosecurity

Friday, Apr 2, 2010 @ 6:23pm by Nick Rees

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, following a March even that saw three officers stop a gunman outside of the Pentagon, has begun efforts to upgrade security.
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Biosecurity bill called into question

Friday, Apr 2, 2010 @ 6:27pm by Nick Rees

A bill called the Biosecurity and Vaccine Development Improvement Act was introduced last month by Sen. Arlen Specter and Pennsylvania Sen. Robert Casey.
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U.S. hands over biosafety lab to Zimbabwe

Monday, Apr 5, 2010 @ 5:37pm by Nick Rees

A new, upgraded biosafety level 2+ laboratory has been handed of by the United States to Zimbabwe's Minister of Health, Dr. Henry Madzorera
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New federal quarantine regulations scrapped

Monday, Apr 5, 2010 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Plans for sweeping new federal quarantine regulations considered critical to protecting Americans from dangerous diseases spread by travelers have been quietly thrown out by the Obama administration.
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NATO to discuss Demron

Monday, Apr 5, 2010 @ 5:44pm by Nick Rees

The NATO Advanced Study Institute will discuss Demron, the world's first and only fabric to provide multi-hazard protection against biological, chemical, nuclear, infrared radiation and heat, and bomb and ballistic threats this week.
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Tularemia detected in Ohio air

Monday, Apr 5, 2010 @ 5:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Air sampling performed by health officials in Columbus, Ohio, has revealed the presence of the potentially dangerous Tularemia bacteria this week according to 10TV News.
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President changes nuclear response for bioattack

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Obama has announced that conditions of the American nuclear strategy are being narrowed, even in the event of a biological or chemical attack.
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Malaysia makes strides in ending export of WMDs

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new bill aimed at changing the perception of Malaysia as a dumping ground for weapons of mass destruction, including biological weapons, has been introduced.
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Army depot worker exposed to mustard gas

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A worker at Oregon's Umatilla Depot working to prep chemical weapons for destruction was injured recently by a mustard agent.
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Anthrax threat against Rep. Weiner traced to Brooklyn

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Authorities have potentially traced the mailing location of the March 25 anthrax letter hoax that caused the Queens office of Rep. Anthony Weiner to temporarily shut down to Brooklyn.
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Israel begins distribution of biochemical warfare protection kits

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010 @ 5:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The distribution of kits to protect against biochemical warfare has begun in Israel, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai told Yahoo News, noting that the distribution is not linked to any imminent threat.
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Multiple applications for Pitt bioterror protection polymer

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010 @ 5:52pm by Nick Rees

A new material crafted out of polymers developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh that can neutralize some effects of biological and chemical weapons has shown wide possibilities for its application against bioterror threats.
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Rocky Hill lab funding looks to move forward

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010 @ 5:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Enough bond commission votes appear to be available to provide funding for a controversial public health laboratory in Rocky Hill, Conn., despite the objections of two local legislators and area residents.
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Anthrax scare leads to evacuation of two Texas schools

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010 @ 5:57pm by Nick Rees

Hundreds of students in two of Texas' Garland district elementary schools had to be evacuated on Tuesday following the discovery of envelopes containing white powder that had been mailed to the schools' offices.
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