Anthrax cases in Bangladesh continue to rise

Monday, Aug 23, 2010 @ 2:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The number of anthrax infections in three villages in Bangladesh
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Novavax lauds Health and Human Services countermeasures plan

Monday, Aug 23, 2010 @ 2:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rahul Singhvi, Novovax, Inc.'s president and CEO, has come out in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius after she announced her plan to fund a $2 billion initiative to accelerate the production of medical
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New drugs show effectiveness against Marburg, Ebola

Monday, Aug 23, 2010 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and AVI BioPharma announced that they have created a drug that showed effectiveness in combating the Marburg and Ebola viruses.
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Castor bean's genome sequence published

Monday, Aug 23, 2010 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A research team from the J. Craig Venter Institute and the Institute of Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine has published the sequence and analysis of the castor bean, which is the source of the potential bioweapon ricin.
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Chemical kill system commissioned for N.Y. BSL-3 lab

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Practical Applications, Inc. announced that they have commissioned their chemical kill system to treat waste water for the Center for Medical Science BSL-3 laboratory in Albany, New York.
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Health agencies receive response funds

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Hospitals and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that public health agencies across the country will receive $698.2 million to strengthen their ability to respond to terrorism an
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Transient sentenced for anthrax hoax letter campaign

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010 @ 5:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Timothy Cloud, a 63-year-old transient man, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in an anthrax hoax letter campaign, threatening President Obama and failing to register as a sex offender.
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Bangladesh anthrax outbreak grows

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The human toll from an anthrax outbreak in Bangladesh continues to grow, with 12 more infections reported in Pabna and Sirajganj pushing the total number of infections to 120.
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Destruction time for smallpox stores still unknown

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

This year marks the 30 year anniversary of smallpox being declared eradicated, however, WHO officials are still attempting to pinpoint a destruction time for smallpox stores.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. appoints Niederhuber to board of directors

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. has appointed Dr. John E. Niederhuber to the company
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Bangladesh begins vaccinating cows to fight anthrax outbreak

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials in Bangladesh are launching a cattle vaccination drive in response to an anthrax outbreak that has affected more than 120 people.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. hosts biomedical symposium

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 @ 3:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently hosted a symposium with the NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program at the company
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Anthrax infections in Bangladesh continue

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Twelve additional people have been infected with Anthrax in Central Bangladesh, authorities say, bringing total infected to 163.
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Iowa man indicted for anthrax hoax letters

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Winterset, Iowa, man was recently indicted for sending threatening letters containing a white, powdery substance.
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Tears may hold key to fighting anthrax

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tears may hold the potential to fight anthrax, a researcher at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Ark., has announced.
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White powder causes scare in Manhattan

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 @ 6:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seventy-five people were evacuated from a midtown Manhattan health insurers' offices on Thursday after an envelope containing a suspicious white powder was found, echoing a similar event at the building from one year ago.
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Health and Human Services review of countermeasure enterprise is welcome, but limited

Friday, Aug 27, 2010 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On August 19, Health and Human Services released its Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Review, entitled
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PharmAthene repudiated by FDA over SparVax

Friday, Aug 27, 2010 @ 3:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmAthene, which recently came under fire for its close ties to Tara O'Toole, the Under Secretary for Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, has been repudiated by the FDA over "false and misleading statements" made a
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Anthrax infections continue in Bangladesh

Friday, Aug 27, 2010 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The number of reported anthrax infections in Bangladesh continues to rise, with eight more people found to be infected.
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Colo. man senteced for anthrax hoax letters

Friday, Aug 27, 2010 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Colorado man has been sentenced for sending anthrax hoax letters to President Obama, members of Congress from Colorado and Alabama, and Argentine consulates consulates.
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