Colorado man to plead guilty to anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jay DeVaughn, the man arrested for allegedly sending white powder to a series of congressmen and government offices, will reportedly plead guilty to related charges in Alabama and Colorado.
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Senate committee blasts lack of unified biological weapon strategy

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 @ 2:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee blasted a recent report submitted by the Department of Homeland Security for lacking substantive detail.
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Elusys and Lonza to increase production of late-stage anthrax treatment

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biotech companies Elusys Therapeutics and Lonza announced on July 21 that they have extended a 2009 agreement with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase production of Anthim, their late-stage anthrax treatment.
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N.Y. co. gets powder filled package

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 @ 5:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A suspicious package sent to a company in Plattsburgh, New York, was filled with a white powder that caused an evacuation of all employees and shut down a nearby street.
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Canada calls for proposals to fight bioterror

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 @ 6:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Canada's federal government has called for proposals to combat biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear attacks, offering $18 million for ideas.
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Florida man pleads guilty to anthrax hoax

Friday, Jul 23, 2010 @ 2:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The perpetrator of an anthrax hoax at a Sebring, Florida, hospital was sentenced to three years in a state penitentiary on July 22 after securing a plea agreement.
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Anthrax risk from drum circles extremely low

Friday, Jul 23, 2010 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal health officials from the Centers for Disease Control reported on July 23 that a New Hampshire woman who contracted anthrax linked to a drumming was an extremely rare case and likely was unusually susceptible to the disease.
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CDC changes anthrax vaccine recommendations

Friday, Jul 23, 2010 @ 5:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New details have been released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning recommendations made in February by its vaccine advisory group about Americans receiving anthrax shots.
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Outcry against BioShield cuts continues

Friday, Jul 23, 2010 @ 5:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recently drafted letter that has been signed by 17 senators roundly denounces efforts to cut billions in funding for drugs and vaccines meant to fight bioterrorism.
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Iraqi army trains in biological, chemical weapons removal

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 @ 2:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers with the Iraqi Army Chemical Defense Company have been training near Taji, Iraq, to remove suspected weapons of mass destruction, including biological and chemical weapon.
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U.S. signs deal to finish missile intercept system

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense and Israel
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Galveston National Library ready to begin work

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the Galveston National Library report that work is about to begin in earnest to develop vaccines to combat infectious diseases and bioterrorist threats.
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Scottish man behind bomb and biothreats sentenced to prison

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Scottish man claiming he was from the Scottish Liberation Army was recently sentenced to four years for sending two hoax bomb e-mail threats to Heathrow Airport.
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Kansas votes to welcome National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Manhattan City Commission in Manhattan, Kansas, has voted unanimously to welcome the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to the city despite the protestations of community members.
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Sacramento man ordered to pay for anthrax hoax

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 @ 2:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Sacramento, Calif., man who allegedly mailed out more than 100 fake anthrax letters in October 2008 has been ordered to pay $6,677.70 in restitution for costs resulting from receipt of the envelopes.
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Blood purification device could treat bioattack victims

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 @ 3:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The head of CytoSorbents announced on July 26 that he expects the company's CytoSorb blood purification device and other resins to treat victims of weapons of mass destruction, including biological or chemical attacks.
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HHS seeks comments on its select agents and toxins list

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently called for comments on its list of select agents and toxins.
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Munitions dump off of Hawaii found to be safe

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 @ 2:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A three year investigation into a deepwater military munitions disposal site, which contains chemical chemical weapons, approximately five miles south of Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, has been completed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa's School of Ocean
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CEO of Capitol Visitor Center fired

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 @ 2:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CEO of the multi-million dollar Capitol Visitor Center has been fired just one month after a supervisor at the visitor center flushed a bag labeled "Anthrax" that contained white powder down a public toilet before notifying U.S. Capitol Police.
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Securing mailrooms first step in protecting businesses against anthrax

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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