Maximum security prisoner pleads not guilty to anthrax hoax letters

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 @ 3:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Authorities allege that a career criminal locked up in a maximum security prison in New York sent hoax anthrax letters in 2007 to five federal courthouses in New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
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Thirty-nine cases of anthrax reported in Bangladesh

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 @ 3:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In Bangladesh, 39 people have reportedly been confirmed to be infected with anthrax.
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Kansas governor establishes biodefense facility steering committee

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed an executive order establishing the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility in Kansas Steering Committee.
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Ricin suspect died "violent" death

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The St. Johns County Sheriff said that a Fruit Cove, Fla., man who became a suspect in 2004 for the delivery of the deadly toxin ricin to the White House died a "very violent" death.
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Soligenix announces board of directors appointments

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Late-stage pharmaceutical company Soligenix, Inc., has announced several appointments to its board of directors.
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New York subway system seen as likely bioterror target

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 @ 3:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The possibility that the New York subway system could be the next target of a terrorist attack has lead to a new acceptance of suspicious package alerts, bomb-sniffing dogs and cameras trained on commuters and passengers.
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Council of Europe to call for strengthening Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 @ 3:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Council of Europe will call for a strengthening of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention during a review conference to be held in December in Geneva.
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Justice Department questions Ivins' guilt in anthrax mailings

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Justice Department has called into question the FBI's case against Bruce Ivins, the Army scientist accused of mailing anthrax-laced letters that killed five people a decade ago.
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Dugway Proving Ground seeks to expand

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Dugway Proving Ground, a Utah U.S. Army installation located 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City wants to improve and expand the areas where it hosts training units from across the country.
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Justice Department reverses course on Ivins

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 @ 2:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Justice Department recently submitted court documents correcting a legal filing in order to reassert its conclusion that a lone federal scientist was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others.
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Malaysia drafts bill to ensure implementation of biological weapons convention

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Malaysian government recently drafted a bill it said would be part of the legislative framework that ensures the implementation of the biological weapons convention.
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Army funding decontamination wipe

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at the Lubbock, Texas-based Texas Tech University has been granted a $1.1 million research award from the U.S. Army including funding for the Fibertect non-woven decontamination wipe.
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New method of bioagent identification developed

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center have developed a new method for the identification of biological agents called the Agents of Biological Origins Identification.
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Justice Department's flip-flop on Ivins could be costly

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Justice Department errors may have boosted the prospects that the federal government will be liable for millions of dollars in damages for failing to prevent the death of a Florida man during the 2001 anthrax attacks.
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Expert warns that improvement needed on U.S. biodefense

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions Inc., held a workshop on bioterrorism on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., including an overview on the U.S. approach to bioterrorism prevention led by Dr. Bob Kadlec.
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Man dies from anthrax in Georgia

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to the Tbilisi Infectious Diseases Hospital, a 64-year-old man has died from anthrax in Georgia after cutting the carcass of an infected animal at his home in the Tetritskaro region.
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Army may downsize planned advanced biodefense research center

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army may downsize its plans for an advanced biodefense research center scheduled to open at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, in 2018.
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Kansas county health department simulates anthrax attack

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Finney County Health Department recently held an anthrax attack simulation in Garden City, Kansas, to help train area public safety agencies in emergency management.
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Air Force to hold CBRN training session

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 @ 3:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Air Force
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DHS releases report on U.S. preparedness

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 @ 4:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security released a report looking at how far the U.S. has come to fulfilling specific 9/11 Commission recommendations over the past seven years.
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