Anthrax scare at Salem, Mass. hospital

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A letter sent to a Salem, Mass. hospital this week contained a small white powder, setting off fears of an anthrax attack within the building.
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A letter sent to a Salem, Mass. hospital this week contained a small white powder, setting off fears of an anthrax attack within the building.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 @ 5:07pm by Nick Rees

England has seen its first death from anthrax infected heroin and second reported infection, bringing the total deaths from the current outbreak to 11 in the United Kingdom and Germany.
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Calif. water utility secures unmanned stations from biothreats

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The investor-owned Alco Water Service has begun using an RFID-based system for security at its unmanned pump stations throughout Salinas, Calif., bringing them into compliance with the Bioterrorism Act of 2002.
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L.A. port beefs up security against bioterrorism

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a plan to protect the L.A.-Long Beach port complex from biological, chemical, radiologic and nuclear attacks, the city has announced a cutting-edge ship, radiation-detecting helicopter and biological and chemical sniffing dog.
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Ireland calls for tougher restrictions on bioweapons

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 @ 5:14pm by Nick Rees

A spokesman for Ireland's Labour Party has called for new legislation banning biological weapons to also include the prohibition of transmission of bioweapons through Irish airspace.
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Is PharmAthene Pulling Strings to Win Contracts?

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 @ 8:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports reports that PharmAthene is enjoying preferential treatment from the federal government, thanks to its close connections to recently deceased Congressman John Murtha and DHS Under Secretary Tara O
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Budget proposes extension to chemical facility anti-terror standards

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 @ 8:57pm by Nick Rees

Under the White House's proposed fiscal 2011 budget proposal, current chemical facility anti-terrorism standards will be extended one year while a bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to reauthorize CFATS for five years.
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Minot AFB prepares for biological and chemical attacks

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Minot Air Force Base has completed a 48 hour training exercise, dubbed Prairie Night 10-1, to ensure that members of its 5th Bomb Wing are prepared in the event of a biological or chemical attack if deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
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Yuma air station tests CBRN preparedness

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:09pm by Nick Rees

Air station personnel at a Yuma air station have finished a joint training exercise with local emergency response services to assess their ability to respond to biological, chemical and nuclear attacks while coordinating their responsibilities.
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The PharmAthene-Murtha-O'Toole connection

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 @ 9:36pm by Nick Rees and other news outlets are reporting that PharmAthene, closely tied to late Congressman John Murtha and DHS Under Secretary Tara O'Toole, has seen millions of dollars added to a 2003 contract without competing for it.
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German heroin users death linked to Scottish outbreak

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 @ 4:23pm by Nick Rees

The death of a heroin user in Germany from anthrax infected heroin has been positively linked to the Scottish anthrax outbreak that has killed nine heroin users in that country.
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Seventy percent of Army's chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Army officials have announced that more than 70 percent of the Army's chemical weapons stockpiles have been destroyed with the majority expected to be destroyed by 2012.
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Laser shoots down ballistic missile in test

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 @ 4:28pm by Nick Rees

A modified Boeing Co 74 jumbo jet using a high-powered laser has successfully shot down a ballistic missile in-flight for the first time, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency has said in a statement.
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N.H. anthrax victim walking, remains hospitalized

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Hampshire woman who contracted a rare form of anthrax two months ago is now able to get up and walk around, health officials have announced, but will remain hospitalized for some time
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Subcommittee recommends White House oversight for medical countermeasures

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 @ 4:33pm by Nick Rees

A subcommittee of the National Biodefense Science Board, has released a report calling for closer collaboration with private industry to improve the nation's medical defenses against biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats.
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Anti-vaccine movement could have deadly consequences in the event of an attack

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The recent anti-vaccine movement, meant to combat the theory that childhood immunizations could be linked to autism, could seriously raise the dangers of the United States' response to potential acts of bioterror, an expert has recently announced.
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- Coast Guard cuts could leave shores unprotected from bioterrorists

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:31pm by Nick Rees

A proposed U.S. Coast Guard budget cut could take Camden County, Georgia's maritime Homeland Security team away from Kings Bay, leaving the area unprotected during threats of biological, chemical or radiological attacks.
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WellCrown to distribute UDT's biothreat monitors in Asia

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology will allow WellCrown to act as UDT's sole agent and distributor in Malaysia for its early-warning monitoring technologies that protects against bioterrorism.
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Kansas State to lead workshop on biosecurity for agriculture

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:38pm by Nick Rees

The Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment and Cooperative Extension Service and the Extension Disaster Education network has organized a workshop in Liberal, Kansas, to prepare for potential bioterrorist threats and other disasters.
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Indian defense minister calls for end to bioweapons, wars

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

India's Defense Minister and President of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Shri AK Antony, called for an end of war to settle disputes, the destruction of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and a call to fight terrorism.
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