Iraq will help Libya eliminate chemical weapons

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 @ 10:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ali al-Dabbagh, an Iraqi government spokesman, announced on Thursday that Iraq has accepted a request from Libya to aid in destroying Tripoli's chemical weapons.
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NSABB urges limitations for Dutch bird flu study

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 @ 10:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which recently lifted its objections to the publication of two controversial bird flu studies, has raised new concerns about the research conducted by Dutch scientists.
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Analysis examines transportation terror attacks

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 @ 11:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

New research shows that many terror plots against public transportation targets begin with unrealistic expectations that are scaled down to meet more realistic capabilities.
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FBI says not to discount agroterrorism

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 @ 11:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An expert on weapons of mass destruction for the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently said that, although the food sector is not a likely target for terrorists, gaining access to the food supply would be relatively simple.
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Committee holds hearing on Kan. NBADF

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security told a panel from the National Research Council on Friday that an animal research lab proposed for Kansas is necessary despite scarce federal funds.
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NSABB board member claims bias in H5N1 avian flu case

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity member recently claimed that the decision on the fate of two controversial research papers on the H5N1 avian flu virus was biased in favor of their full publication.
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Telops develops gas cloud detector for chemical agents

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Telops, a technology firm specializing in hyperspectral imaging systems, recently announced the introduction of real-time detection software for the identification of gas emissions, including those of chemical warfare agents.
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DTRA amends vaccine production solicitations

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense recently issued an amendment to its solicitation for the development of various vaccine prototypes.
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Al-Qaeda's new playbook counts on chemical attack

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 @ 10:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new magazine said to be put out by an al-Qaeda explosives expert explains a detailed plan by the terrorist organization to smuggle chemicals onto airlines during the busiest air travel season.
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First Responders testify on the need to vaccinate against anthrax and support efforts by DHS to make current vaccine available to state and locals

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Al Gillespie
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Turkey concerned about Syrian chemical agents

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Security analysts in Ankara, Turkey, are facing a growing concern that the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile could be used by Assad's forces or its military proxies against Turkish interests.
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DHS testifies on pre-event anthrax vaccine distribution program

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representing the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Health Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant James Polk spoke on Tuesday about a cooperative program between DHS and the CDC to develop an anthrax vaccine distribution network.
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DHS: anthrax attack remains a "serious threat"

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, James Polk, the principal deputy assistant secretary and deputy chief medical officer of the Office of Health Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, stressed the ongoing threat of an anthrax attack in the U.S.
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Rep. Bilirakis grills experts on lack of first responder protections

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The chairman of the subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications questioned witnesses on Tuesday during a subcommittee hearing centered on medical countermeasures.
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Senate received 383 cases of suspicious mail in 2011

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 10 years since the first anthrax mail attack against the media and the U.S. Senate, there were 383 incidents in which suspicious and potentially dangerous mail were sent to the Senate in 2011.
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Suspicious package leads to evacuation of Ontario post office

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 @ 10:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An unidentified and suspicious looking package prompted an emergency evacuation of the Timmins Post Office in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m.
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Wyoming county conducts anthrax emergency drill

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 @ 11:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public health officials in Fremont County, Wyoming, recently held a disaster readiness drill that simulated a large-scale anthrax release in the area.
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Oregon man sentenced for anthrax hoax

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 @ 11:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The perpetrator of an anthrax hoax was recently sentenced to prison for threatening a postal carrier in Oregon with the deadly biological agent.
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Navy launches fleetwide effort against biological weapons

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 @ 10:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Navy has taken major steps against biological weapons by launching an effort to equip sailors more effectively for biological and chemical warfare.
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Boston infectious disease facility still faces risk assessment hurdle

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 @ 10:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An infectious disease facility in Boston's South End that has endured years of regulatory hurdles and legal challenges must still receive one final approval for biosafety level 3 and 4 research.
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