Anthrax found in dead English heroin user

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

English health officials have announced that anthrax was discovered in the dead body of a 29-year-old heroin user in Leicestershire, England.
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Bangladesh faces another anthrax outbreak

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in Tangail, Bangladesh, have announced that approximately 14 people have been infected with anthrax.
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Smiths Detection wins WMATA anti-terrorism contract

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010 @ 5:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection has been awarded a five year contract to upgrade and maintain the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's FirstView anti-terrorism detection system.
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Emergent BioSolutions Inc. signs contract for third generation anthrax vaccine candidate

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010 @ 5:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has signed a contract for advanced development of its third generation anthrax vaccine candidate.
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Anthrax infections in Bangladesh on the rise

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 @ 5:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The number of new confirmed cases in the Bangladeshi anthrax outbreak has reached 30, bringing the total to 193, according to officials.
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Battelle Memorial Insitute awarded DoD contract for CBRN support

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Battelle Memorial Institute has been awarded a new Department of Defense Contract to provide chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations support.
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Five men arrested in connection with heroin anthrax death

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 @ 6:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Five men have been arrested in connection the death of a 29-year-old heroin user from Leicestershire, England, who died after being infected with anthrax.
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New information on ricin immunity released

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 @ 6:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., has described the systematic identification of neutralizing and non-neutralizing B-cell epitopes on ricin toxin's enzymatic A subunit in a new article published in the online journal Vaccine.
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Rochester, N.Y., receives funds to fight CBRN threat

Friday, Sep 3, 2010 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The fire department of Rochester, New York, will receive $520,000 in federal money to help improve its response capability in the case of a biological, chemical, radiological or chemical attack, according to a September 2 announcement by Rep. Louise Slaug
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Second patent issued to building protection system

Friday, Sep 3, 2010 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a second patent on a toxin detection system created by Building Protection Systems, Inc., that is meant to protect buildings against toxins released in their air system.
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China and Japan set to begin disposing of WWII chemical weapons

Friday, Sep 3, 2010 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials from China and Japan have celebrated the opening of a mobile disposal facility that will allow the Japanese government to dispose of chemical weapons left behind in China during World War II.
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Bangladesh officials say anthrax infections growing at an alarming rate

Friday, Sep 3, 2010 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in Bangladesh report that the recent outbreak of anthrax has continued to spread at an alarming rate.
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Chargest dropped against navy officer for anthrax scare

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 @ 3:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Charges have been dropped against a U.S. Navy petty officer accused in an anthrax scare.
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Anthrax outbreak in Bulgaria

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 @ 3:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Bulgarian Health Inspectorate has reported that two men being held in the isolation ward of a hospital in the Danube city of Ruse have tested positive for anthrax.
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Anthrax continues spreading in Bangladesh

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 @ 7:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax has spread in six districts in Bangladesh, prompting government officials there to cancel holidays and issue a red alert for the livestock department.
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Soldiers exposed to white powder released from quarantine

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 @ 7:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Six U.S. soldiers and a Turk who had been quarantined after discovering a parcel with suspicious white powder at Ataturk Airport have now been released.
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Anthrax infects 76 more in Bangladesh

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seventy-six more people are thought to have contracted anthrax from livestock in Bangladesh.
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World laboratory leaders being trained to secure deadly bioagents

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists in the United States say they are now training world laboratory leaders to secure deadly biological agents, like HIV and anthrax, against accidental and intentional misuse.
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UC-San Francisco researchers get funding for biodefense assay

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have received an $888,000 grant to develop a pan-viral microarray diagnostic assay for category A-C biodefense pathogens.
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UNDT provides detection system to Boeing

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010 @ 6:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology announced on September 7 that it has received a major purchase order for its five agent biological detection system from Boeing Service Company, a subsidiary of Boeing Defense, Space and Security.
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