Russia destroys 48.3 percent of its chemical weapons

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Russia declared on September 22 that it has destroyed 48.3 percent, or 19,300 tons, of its existing chemical weapons stockpiles.
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Anthrax infections reach 599 in Bangladesh

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

There have been 10 more reported cases of anthrax infection in the Pabda region of Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.
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Mustard gas leak found at Pueblo Chemical Depot

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Army
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CDC says U.S. prepared to investigate urgent disease reports

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new report that found that all 50 states have the ability to investigate urgent disease reports, including bioterror attacks, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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BARDA awards contracts to develop bioweapon countermeasures

Friday, Sep 24, 2010 @ 4:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Northrop Grumman and 3M have been awarded contracts worth $15.8 from the U.S. Department of Health
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One dead from anthrax in Bhutan

Friday, Sep 24, 2010 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the Zhemgang province in Bhutan, at least one person has reportedly died of the pulmonary form of anthrax and approximately eight people have contracted its cutaneous form as of September 15.
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Man charged for sending 50 anthrax hoax and bomb threat letters

Friday, Sep 24, 2010 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal authorities have announced that a man has been charged with sending more than 50 anthrax hoax and bomb threat letters to government officials and buildings.
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Norwegian embassy in Israel receives anthrax hoax letter

Friday, Sep 24, 2010 @ 4:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, received a suspicious envelope containing an unidentified white powder and a threatening letter.
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Investigators still stymied by European heroin-anthrax link

Monday, Sep 27, 2010 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax-laced heroin has been responsible for the deaths of 16 people over the last nine months in the United Kingdom.
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New cotton fiber swab may protect against bioagents

Monday, Sep 27, 2010 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Two sickened by anthrax in Russia

Monday, Sep 27, 2010 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials have reported anthrax cases in both animals and humans in Russia
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English heroin user dies from anthrax infection

Monday, Sep 27, 2010 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Loughborough, England, man died recently after injecting himself with heroin that was tainted with anthrax.
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New bra doubles as gas mask

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Inspired by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a new bra designed by Dr. Elena Bodnar of the Ukraine doubles as a gas mask that is capable of protecting wearers from toxic agents.
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DARPA creates program to investigate how viruses evolve

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has recently created a new grant program called Prophecy that is geared towards investigations into how viruses might evolve in order to improve efforts by biopharmaceuticals to head off health threats.
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AirBoss to deliver protective gloves to U.S. military

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 @ 4:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with AirBoss of America Corp. recently announced that they have received orders worth $15.3 million to manufacture protective gloves for the U.S. military.
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Former health minister blames Bangladesh outbreak on government

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 @ 4:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bangladesh's former Health Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has laid the blame on the country's government for its failure to slow down the anthrax outbreak that is currently gripping the country.
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Russian workers sickened by chemical weapons

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Four workers at a chemical weapons disposal site were hospitalized on September 11 after an accident exposed them to harmful neurotoxic gasses in north-central Russia.
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General Physics Corp. to provide Army with bioweapons training

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

General Physics Corporation announced on September 28 that its Domestic Preparedness Equipment Training Assistance Program was granted an additional delivery order on its existing support contract with the U.S. Army
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Kathleen Sebelius to testify about nation's biopreparedness

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The nation's bioterror attack preparations will be highlighted by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this week in testimony given before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee.
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Bangladeshi minister says anthrax outbreak to be controlled soon

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 @ 5:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bangladesh Fisheries and Livestock Minister Abdul Latif Biswas has said that the anthrax outbreak currently plaguing his nation is expected to be fully controlled prior to the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha holiday.
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