Anthrax outbreak in the Philippines

Monday, Mar 1, 2010 @ 3:24pm by Nick Rees

Two villagers in a remote Philippine village have died from suspected anthrax infections and approximately 150 more have been hospitalized.
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Biothreats to agriculture highlighted

Monday, Mar 1, 2010 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Agri-Center in Tulare, California was recently visited by government officials in an attempt to raise awareness of the threat, impact and response needs in the face of potential terrorist attacks on the agricultural sector.
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Israel begins distribution of gas masks

Monday, Mar 1, 2010 @ 3:29pm by Nick Rees

Israel began its distribution of new gas masks to civilians on Sunday, which are meant to protect the nation in the event of a biological or chemical attack
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Report highlights misuse of funds for homeland security

Monday, Mar 1, 2010 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report released by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity and the Center for Investigative Reporting, based in Berkeley, California, includes an interactive map to detail the use of homeland security readiness in all 50 states.
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Chair of Congressional bioattack subcommittee announces retirement

Monday, Mar 1, 2010 @ 3:35pm by Nick Rees

U.S. Rep. John Linder, the chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack, has announced that he will not seek re-election.
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New anthrax infection reported in London

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new case of anthrax infection has been reported in an injecting heroin user in London, the Health Protection Agency has announced.
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Smiths Detection launches BIO-ACT

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 @ 3:47pm by Nick Rees

BIO-ACT, a complete emergency response assessment solution to rapidly identify biological warfare acts in the field, has been launched by Smiths Detection.
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Experts respond to Harvard anthrax response study

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology has responded to a recent Harvard School of Public Health poll that found 39 percent of Americans facing a significant anthrax threat would delay taking prophylactic antibiotics.
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Utah IRS building hit with anthrax scare

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 @ 3:56pm by Nick Rees

A hazmat crew was dispatched to a Farr West, Utah Internal Revenue Service building this morning following the detection of an unknown substance.
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Denver man arrested for mailing white powder to senators and representatives

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 @ 3:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Denver man suspected of mailing white powder to Colorado and Alabama senators and representatives has been arrested by the FBI.
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Lawmakers briefed on biodetection advances

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 @ 3:37pm by Nick Rees

Lawmakers were briefed last week by a government biosecurity expert on the next generation "lab-in-a-box," which would be used by the Department of Homeland Security to detect, identify and aid in response to bioterrorism attacks.
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S.C. simulates biological attacks

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

South Carolina's Horry County has announced a four day public safety exercise that will focus on handling large-scale biological and chemical weapons attacks.
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Thinktank says CBRN defense market worth $7.9 billion and growing

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 @ 3:43pm by Nick Rees

The independent defense industries Visiongain thinktank has announced that the global chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense market in 2009 was worth $7.9 billion.
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India deploys CBRN squad to hockey World Cup

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

India has deployed approximately 100 personnel from its National Disaster Response Force to guard the National Stadium against probable biological, chemical or nuclear disasters as it hots the hockey World Cup.
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Anthrax scare in Washington D.C.

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 @ 3:47pm by Nick Rees

Work ground to a halt at the offices of the American Psychological Association on Tuesday following the discovery of a letter filled with a white, powdery substance.
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U.S. Army places order for biodetectors

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army has placed a purchase order with Universal Detection Technology for its 5-agent detection kits as well as for equipment for the detection of ricin and staphylococcal enterotoxin B.
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Decontamination of NH anthrax building to be costly

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:16pm by Nick Rees

Decontamination of the Strafford County, New Hampshire building where a woman was exposed to anthrax spores will cost $70,000, experts have said.
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Anthrax scare shuts down Georgia high school

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Georgia's Gilmer County faced an anthrax scare for the second straight day on Wednesday, when an envelope containing a suspicious white powder was found at Gilmer County High School in Ellijay, Georgia.
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Federal charges for Utah inmate over anthrax hoax

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:21pm by Nick Rees

Federal charges are now pending against a Utah prison inmate who is alleged to have sent at least one Salt Lake City government office an anthrax threat in December.
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Human Genome Sciences' CFO resigns

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Human Genome Sciences Inc., which is developing an inhalational anthrax treatment, has announced this week that Chief Financial Officer Timothy Barabe is resigning.
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