Federal biodefense organizations discuss CBRN response plans

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 @ 9:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A panel consisting of one member from each of three major federal biodefense-related organizations met to discuss their coordinated response in the case of a CBRN event at this week's 8th Annual Biodefense, Vaccines and Therapeutics Conference in Washingt
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HR 5498 seeks to increase U.S. ability to fight bioterror

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 @ 2:12pm by Nick Rees

Introduced last week as a
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Smiths Detection increases Army's supply of CBRN detectors

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 @ 7:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced recently that it intends to expand its Edgewood, Maryland, facility in order to help supply the U.S. Army with chemical agent detectors and advanced X-ray scanners.
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Experts warn bioterror could be future of war

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 @ 7:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The continued proliferation of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons is a major concern for U.S. military officials and could end up changing the battleground for troops according to experts.
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Army chemical depot deactivated

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 @ 9:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A deactivation ceremony has been held by the U.S. Army to close the Newport Chemical Depot in Newport, Indiana.
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Anthrax scare in N.J. revealed to be different dangerous substance

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 @ 9:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent anthrax scare at a Hopewell Township, N.J., store has been revealed to be an entirely different dangerous substance than originally thought.
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Melioidosis could pose similar threat as anthrax

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 @ 9:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. government officials believe a tropical disease caused by soil-dwelling microbes could pose a potential bio-terrorism threat similar to anthrax.
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UNDT weighs in on botox as bioweapon

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 @ 9:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Universal Detection Technology commented on a recent study that concluded the worldwide demand for Botox could lead uncontrolled production of fake versions, which in turn could be used by bioterrorists.
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New technique announced to fight inhaled anthrax

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 @ 10:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In collaboration with the University of Texas Medical Branch, IQ Therapeutics B.V., Groningen, the Netherlands, has announced up to a 100 percent survival rate in animal tests for late state inhalation anthrax infections.
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Pennsylvania town simulates aerosolized anthrax attack

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 @ 10:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an ambitious test of the Strategic National Stockpile's response plan, the city of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, simulated the release of aerosolized anthrax this week.
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Utah traige guidelines for bioterror attack questioned

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 @ 6:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Recent triage guidelines in Utah, which could deny treatment to patients during times of severe disaster ranging from large-scale bioterrorist attacks to earthquakes, have become a hot subject of debate.
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North Carolina preps bioterror early warning system

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 @ 6:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Carolina has announced that it will implement an early-warning system to detect bioterrorist attacks.
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Head of U.S. Army CBRN school relinquishes colors

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 @ 6:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brig. General Leslie C. Smith relinquished command of the U.S. Army Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School during a traditional military relinquishment-of-command ceremony this morning.
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Purdue to work with Pakistan on early warning detection program

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 @ 7:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Senator Dick Lugar recently announced that Purdue University will receive a $1.6 million grant from the Nunn-Lugar Threat Reduction program to develop real-time infectious disease surveillance programs in Pakistan.
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Force protection, anti-terror demo set

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 @ 10:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials announced this week that live demonstrations of advanced security equipment and technologies used to defend against potential terrorist attacks will be held during the Force Protection Equipment Demonstration next May in Stafford, Virgina.
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Anthrax scare at Hawaii high school

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 @ 10:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Classes at Waiakea High School, in Hilo, Hawaii, were disrupted this week after school officials found an envelope that contained a suspicious white powdery substance.
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Texas National Guard to study Czech CBRN unit

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 @ 11:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Prague Monitor reports that Texas National Guard representatives recently visited the Czech Republic military's 31st brigade of radiation, chemical and biological protection to gather information in advance of possibly developing a similar unit states
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Study says U.S. advancing technology to fight bioterror

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 @ 11:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Since the 2001 anthrax attacks, a sweeping overview of scientific research on the available medical technology to combat the anthrax threat has revealed, the United States has fostered a new generation of vaccines, antibiotics and other medications.
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WMD protection bill approved by House Homeland Security Committee

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 @ 7:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A bill that would address the threat of domestic attacks through weapons of mass destruction, including bioweapons, was unanimously approved Wednesday by the House Homeland Security Committee.
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Potential new Postal Service boss tied to anthrax scare worries workers

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The manager of a U.S. Postal Service plant that employed two workers who died during the 2001 anthrax attacks may soon be promoted to a vice president of operations position in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
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