Expert discusses bioterror countermeasures

Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Alexander Garza spoke before the Department of Homeland Security
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WHO pushes for smallpox eradication

Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Several member countries of the World Health Organization are expected to push for the destruction of the last remaining stockpiles of the smallpox virus at the 64th World Health Assembly, to be held in Geneva beginning today.
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Army completes last delivery of mustad gas from Deseret depot for destruction

Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army has completed the last scheduled delivery of chemical mustard agent from the Deseret Chemical Depot
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Three in Bangladesh infected with anthrax

Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Bangladeshi health officer confirmed that three people have been infected with anthrax in the Santhia upazila in the Pabna district of Bangladesh and are currently receiving hospital treatment.
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U.K. man sentenced for anthrax hoax

Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.K. man attempting to put off a sentencing hearing by sending letters with fake anthrax threats to a court has been sentenced to three years for committing acts intended to pervert the course of justice.
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BARDA awards smallpox antiviral contract

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority recently announced that it has awarded a five year, $433 million contract for the late-stage development of an antiviral smallpox drug.
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U.N. Security Council briefed on CBRN proliferation

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.N. Security Council received briefings Monday from three committees on issues related to the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; al-Qaeda and the Taliban; and counterterrorism.
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Defense Department takes steps to protect troops from biothreats

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Defense Department has begun a several hundred million dollar endeavor to protect troops from bioterrorism by containing potential outbreaks in areas of the world where pathogens are known to exist.
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Department of Homeland Security warns of anthrax threat

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 4:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Alexander Garza, the chief medical officer of the Department of Homeland Security, recently issued a warning regarding the threat posed to the U.S. by the release of anthrax.
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Expert says U.S. is vulnerable to bioterrorism

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 4:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Donald Donahue, the director of the Center for Health Policy and Preparedness at the Potomac Institute in Arlington, Virginia, recently said that the United States is vulnerable to bioterrorism.
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U.S. proposes holding smallpox for five more years

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 4:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States has proposed it continue to secure one of the the world
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New Jersey holds anthrax attack simulation

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials from several New Jersey counties came together for what was called the
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Microfluidics could identify bioweapons

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers are studying a microfluidic sensor technology intended to be used to help identify biological and chemical weapons.
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Wis. man charged over chemical weapon threat

Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 3:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wisconsin, recently charged a 46-year-old West Allis man for allegedly threatening the staff at local hospital with a chemical weapon.
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Libya misses weapons destruction deadline

Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Libya has requested more time to deliver on its promise to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons after missing a major deadline, an international monitoring group recently announced.
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Powder grounds Alaska Airlines flight

Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The flight crew of an Alaska Airlines flight departing Seattle, Washington ,and headed to Santa Ana, California, this week notified authorities of an unknown white powder in the back lavatory that turned out to be toilet paper.
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Protest filed against BARDA's smallpox contract

Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two days after Siga Technologies announced that the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority had awarded it a five year, $433 million contract, antiviral developer Chimerix filed a protest to suspend the work.
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New evidence in Ivins anthrax case raises questions

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 3:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lab data buried in the FBI
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Senate Committee working to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Senate Committee recently began working to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act by calling public health officials to testify as to what changes are needed to prepare the nation against influenza and bioterror threats.
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Experts say smallpox should be kept to satisfy regulatory requirements

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the World Health Assembly
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