NATO to hold CBRN workshop

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 @ 3:08pm by Nick Rees

A chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense workshop and exhibition will be held at NATO's headquarters in Brussels this week.
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Significant gaps identified in England's WMD strategy

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

England has identified significant gaps in its ability to prevent and cope with the aftermath of a terrorist attack utilizing nuclear or chemical weapons, the Daily Mail has reported.
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Fears raise of Thames-based WMD attack on London

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 @ 3:15pm by Nick Rees

Fears have arisen that terrorists could potentially transport an improvised nuclear device or dirty bomb up the Thames to detonate it in the heart of London, has reported.
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India and U.S. discuss joint CBRN exercise

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A joint training exercise in biological, chemical and nuclear warfare between the United States and India is currently under consideration following a U.S. proposal, the Indian newspaper The Tribune has reported.
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Panel of experts discusses past, future of bioterror

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 @ 2:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A March 19 briefing titled "Deterring Biological Threats," hosted by the Center for a New American Security, brought together a panel of experts to discuss the threat of biological weapons.
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Texas A&M urges greater involvement in biotech

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 @ 2:06pm by Nick Rees

College Station, Texas, is fast becoming an integral part of the nation's rapid response for pandemic threats and a prime location for turning lab discoveries into marketable products.
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Scotland anthrax outbreak continues

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 @ 2:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The anthrax outbreak in heroin users in Scotland has risen again, with five addicts in Dumfries and Galloway now testing positive for infection.
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Public hears of plans for Rocky Hill lab

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 @ 2:11pm by Nick Rees

State Department of Public Health officials laid out a case to the public for the planned state-of-the-art lab they are planning to build in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
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Anthrax scare at N.Y. rep.'s office

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 @ 2:31pm by Nick Rees

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., received an envelope containing white powder at his Queens office this week, a detective with the New York City Police Department has revealed.
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Experts question preparation of EMS in bioterror event

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Terrorism's recent "Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism Report Card" raised the specter of the U.S.'s lack of preparation to protect its people and frontline responders in the face of a bioterror attack.
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U.S. embassy in Dakar closed following anthrax scare

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 @ 2:35pm by Nick Rees

The consular section of the United States embassy in Dakar, Senegal was closed for two days this week following the discovery of an envelope containing a white, powdery substance.
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Scientist formulate method to trace chemical weapons

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 @ 2:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A technique has been developed by researchers that allows the chemical fingerprint of such bioterror threats as mustard gas, nerve agents like VX and rat poison to be ascertained, has reported.
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North Chicago city simulates chemical attack

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:01pm by Nick Rees

The Rapid Deployment Response Team of the Zion, Illinois Police Department was faced with a simulated chemical attack last Friday within the city's Central Middle School.
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Israeli soldiers sue over exposure to anthrax

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli Defense Ministry has been sued by 64 former soldiers for approximately $4.8 million over claims that they suffered damage from experiments in the early 1990s involving an anthrax vaccine.
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Bees utilized in fight against bioterror

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:07pm by Nick Rees

Bees are becoming a vital part of the nation's defense against biological and other weapons as their sense of smell can be exploited as a cheap, effective method of detecting odors within an environment.
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National Biodefense Science Board makes CBRN recommendations

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Biodefense Science Board has recommended that a major effort be launched by the federal government to better focus its activities on developing medical countermeasures for biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats.
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Cangene signs extension for botulism antitoxin contract

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A no-cost modification has been signed by Cangene Corporation to extend its botulism antitoxin contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
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Q-fever outbreak in the Netherlands kills at least nine

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A rare disease that normally only strikes farm animals has now infected hundreds of people in the Netherlands who have no contact with farms.
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Breast bombs a new terror threat

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:20am by Nick Rees

Experts have warned that terrorists could used breast implants packed with explosives to blow up an airliner.
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Strengthening of nation's biosecurity applauded

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:23am by Nick Rees

The Association of Public Health Laboratories has applauded the Working Group on Strengthening the Biosecurity of the United States for its recent findings in regards to the efficiency of existing policies on security in public health laboratories.
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