IPRED conference comes to a close

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following two days of lectures and activities, the first part of the IPRED conference run by the IDF Home Front Command on emergency preparedness and response has ended.
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Denmark to offer bioattack insurance

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:39pm by Nick Rees

A measure adopted by Denmark provides a state guarantee on non-life insurance against damages resulting from biological, chemical, nuclear or radioactive terrorist attacks exceeding a certain threshold.
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Aethlon Medical advances therapeutic device for biological warfare pathogens

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A company developing a therapeutic device meant to treat acute and chronic viral infections, biological warfare pathogens and other conditions has issued a research update.
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Israel begins bioattack simulation

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:45pm by Nick Rees

Israel's National Emergency Authority has begun the largest-ever exercise meant to train security forces on the proper response to a citywide biological attack.
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Biodefense industry leaders meet to discuss changes to BioShield

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biodefense industry leaders have met to discuss how to facilitate the development and approval of products in the biodefense sector following the decision to remove funds from the BioShield Special Reserve Fund.
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Conference to discuss prevention, preparedness for bioattacks

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear attacks have been listed by the Homeland Security Threat Assessment as the most dangerous threats facing the United States for the years 2010 through 2014.
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Mobile labs delivered to Canada to fight biological and chemical attacks

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:18pm by Nick Rees

Two mobile laboratories - one an all-hazard triage facility and one a mobile chemical lab - have been delivered to a major Canadian military research facility dedicated to fighting chemical and biological agents.
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Experts urge more collaboration in intelligence community

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:20pm by Nick Rees

Experts at a recent panel discussion have raised questions on the number of experts in the United States on the sciences behind the collection of data on biological weapons of mass destruction.
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Source of 1981 anthrax attack in Scotland revealed

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Newly uncovered secret files have revealed that the culprits of a 1981 anthrax attack in Scotland were a shadowy group known as the Scottish Civilian Army.
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Drive-through clinics could stem effects of bioattack

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:26pm by Nick Rees

A study by physicians at Stanford Hospital & Clinics has concluded that, in the event of a pandemic or biological attack, patients' own cars can be effectively utilized as a drive-through emergency department.
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Llamas to aid bioterror fight

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 @ 4:11pm by Nick Rees

A new technique for detecting the seven types of botulinum neurotoxins simultaneously could lead to increased protection of food and water supplies if such BoNTs are used for bioterrorism.
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S.C. has test run for bioterror vaccination program

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 @ 4:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A temporary hospital was erected on the Lexington County, South Carolina ball fields to vaccinate citizens against swine flu while simultaneously acting as a test run in preperation for a bioterror event.
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Study says food facilities failing to comply with Bioterrorism Act of 2002

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 @ 4:15pm by Nick Rees

The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires food facilities to register with the Food and Drug Administration yet a recent government review revealed that nearly half of food facilities have failed to give correct information.
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Anthrax death from heroin reported in Germany

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following the deaths of seven heroin users and infections of 14 by anthrax in Scotland, fears have begin to rise in Germany following a fatal case of anthrax in a 24-year-old male injecting drug user.
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Researchers cry foul over newly proposed infectious agents screenings

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 @ 4:19pm by Nick Rees

Researchers at labs working with biological agents have bristled at new proposals by Congress to secure infectious agents.
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Sen. Lugar honored for fight against chemical weapons

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An online poll has named Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) as the "2009 Arms Control Person of the Year," following his reception of the highest number of votes.
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Conference set to shed light on Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 @ 3:37pm by Nick Rees

National and regional implementation of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) will be promoted at a regional workshop that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from February 2 to 4.
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England reveals increased monitoring for dirty bombs, bioweapons

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Major British ports have had high-tech machines installed to detect any materials that could potentially be used to build "dirty bombs," it has been revealed.
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South Africa steps up Somali surveillance before World Cup

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 @ 3:43pm by Nick Rees

Surveillance of possible terrorist attacks has been stepped up by South Africa's intelligence agencies in the run up the June's World Cup, with specific attention paid to Somalia.
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Second round of anthrax testing in N.H. comes up negative

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A second round of samples taken for testing from a Durham, N.H. building were a woman contracted a rare form of anthrax have returned negative for anthrax spores, New Hampshire health officials have revealed.
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