South Korean soldiers participate in CBRN training

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 10:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers from South Korea's 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command took part in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training exercise on Thursday at Camp Carroll in southeast South Korea.
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Second anthrax outbreak in Ghana

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 11:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public health officials in Ghana are fighting an anthrax outbreak that claimed two victims shortly after bringing a previous outbreak was brought under control.
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Russian security service orders VIP CBRN-proof baby cradles

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 11:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Russia's federal security service recently placed an order for more than 100 capsule cradles, allegedly to protect the babies of important officials from nuclear, chemical, biological or radiological weapons.
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Suspicious letters result in lockdown at Mich. schools

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Multiple schools in Van Buren County, Michigan, were put on lockdown last week after seven people connected to the school district received suspicious letters from an unknown source.
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Syrian opposition plans to secure chemical weapons

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:58am by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a senior figure in the Syrian opposition, the rebels plan to take control of Syria's chemical weapons depots and secure them in the hours following the collapse of the regime.
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Powder found at Dallas hospital identified as baby formula

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:08am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency crews scrambled to Children's Medical Center in Dallas after a plastic bag filled with white powder was found at the hospital's main campus this week.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., begins construction of new Michigan facilities

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., the makers of the only FDA-approved anthrax vaccine, BioThrax, recently broke ground on the first phase of a five year overhaul of its Lansing, Michigan, facilities.
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Robert Kadlec says U.S. needs to focus on bioweapon countermeasures

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Robert Kadlec, a renowned bioterrorism expert, recently conducted a workshop on the nature and policy of biodefense strategy in the United States.
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Montana senators request brucellosis downgrade

Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 10:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Senators in Montana have requested that two federal agencies downgrade the brucellosis-causing Brucella abortus from its select agent status to make it easier for scientists to research a vaccine to the pathogen.
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West could have to intervene to seize Syria's chemical weapon stockpile

Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 10:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Western governments could be forced to gain control of the chemical weapons stockpile of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad before the deadly weapons become vulnerable to terrorists.
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Anthrax outbreak hits Colombia

Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 11:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sixteen animals have died and one person has skin lesions as the result of an anthrax outbreak on two farms in the department of La Guajira in northern Colombia near the Venezuelan border.
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New chemical and biological sensor facility inaugurated in India

Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

India's Defense Research & Development Organization recently inaugurated a new state of the art chemical and biological sensor facility in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India,at the Defense Research and Development Establishment.
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Experts discuss applying U.S. biodefense strategies internationally

Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 3:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., the makers of the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved anthrax vaccine, recently hosted a biodefense workshop in Washington attended by representatives of a number of European and Asian countries.
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