Nipah and anthrax cause infections in Bangladesh

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 10:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Obama expected to sign PAHPRA into law

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 10:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Obama is expected soon to sign the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act into law, which will extend for five years the array of federal biodefense programs created following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
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Qatar plans amendments to chemical weapons laws

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 11:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Qatar recently announced plans to introduce amendments to an important law governing chemical weapons control.
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Seib writes that Iran showdown nears

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 @ 11:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Gerald F. Seib
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Philippines law enforcers train for biological, chemical attacks

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 8:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts with the military and police in the Philippines recently began training to counter potential chemical and biological weapon-based attacks by terrorist groups.
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As Syrian regime erodes, chances of chemical weapon use rise

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 8:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime is losing authority at an increasing rate and the government may be prepared to use chemical weapons to defeat the insurgents, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday.
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U.S. intelligence director says North Korea poses serious threat

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 9:13am by BioPrepWatch Reports

James R. Clapper
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South Korea, United States conduct joint drills

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 9:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Recent South Korean and U.S. joint military exercises prompted further rhetoric from North Korea, which said it carried through on a threat to end the 60-year-old armistice put in place at the end of the Korean War.
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Iran may promise U.N. that it will not seek bomb

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A semi-official Iranian news agency said on Tuesday that Iran is planning to submit a written promise to the United Nations that it will not seek nuclear weapons.
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Bahrain supports all initiatives for nuclear non-proliferation

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 10:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bahrain expressed its support on Tuesday for all international initiatives and resolutions aimed at disarmament and preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, according to the country's foreign minister.
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Philadelphia post office holds biohazard detection drill

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 11:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Postal Service in Philadelphia recently underwent a major test of its Biohazard Detection System response plan.
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Tensions rise further as North Korea threatens South Korean island

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 @ 11:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un recently threatened to wipe out a South Korean island with around 5,000 residents.
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Amano: Iran nuclear issue is complicated

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 8:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Yukiya Amano
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Arizona man appeals chemical attack conviction

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 8:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Tucson, Arizona, businessman recently appealed his conviction and sentencing on charges connected to a chemical weapon attack in 2009.
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Alliance Scale introduces chemical-resistant product

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 9:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alliance Scale, Inc., recently announced its introduction of a portable floor scale capable of resisting a chemical attack.
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Chemical suicide sparks evacuation of Florida hotel

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 9:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A hotel in Venice, Florida, was recently evacuated when police found a potential chemical threat in one of the rooms.
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JTF-CS hosts homeland response leaders for catastrophe exercise

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Task Force Civil Support recently hosted an exercise at Fort Eustis in Virginia to discuss the role emergency management agencies and the military would play in an emergency situation.
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SIGA Technologies delivers smallpox antiviral to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 10:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies, Inc., a developer of pharmaceuticals meant to fight biological pathogens, announced the first delivery on Tuesday of its proprietary smallpox antiviral drug to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile.
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Clapper: Assad increasingly likely to use CBRN weapons

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Clapper
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French magazine reports on Syrian nerve gas casualties

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 @ 11:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An expose in the French magazine Paris Match claims Syrian children and infants are being critically injured by nerve gas as the country's two-year-old civil war grinds on.
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