Patient exposed to Ebola to be admitted to NIH Clinical Center

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone will be admitted to the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Clinical Center for observation later today.
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Yavapai County relies on communication, symptom tracking to stay prepared

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Disease and symptom tracking are critical to the preparedness of Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) in Arizona.
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Merck promotes Julie Gerberding to executive VP role

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Julie Gerberding, president of vaccines at Merck, was named executive vice president for strategic communications, global public policy and population health at the health care company on Wednesday.
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UTMB scientist singled out as Ebola fighters honored

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) was spotlighted as one of the Ebola fighters named recently as Time magazine's 2014 Person of the Year.
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DHS offers cities funds for counter-terror program

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently reached out to governments at the city, state or county level to offer funding to develop counter-terrorism efforts, specifically biological terrorism.
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Wilson to head House Intelligence Subcommittee

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) named Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) on Thursday to head the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, under the House Armed Services Committee, in the next legislative session.
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Enanta to end non-biodefense antibiotics program

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Enanta Pharmaceuticals said Thursday that it will discontinue development of its antibiotic program for non-biodefense indicators.
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ASTHO unveils health-preparedness index results

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) on Tuesday in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 35 other development partners.
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U.S. better prepared for Ebola now

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. has a strong understanding of how Ebola spreads, which helps medical professionals know what to do to prevent more cases and to treat infected patients who come to the country.
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FDA's Pharmacy Compounding Committee named

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the appointment of 14 members to its Pharmacy Compounding Committee today.
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PATH Act bill's introduction in Senate praised

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) welcomed the introduction of the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health (PATH) Act on Monday.
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CDC lists its 10 top public health concerns from 2014

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ebola was only one issue the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dealt in 2014 in what the agency is calling an “unprecedented” year.
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Brevard County strengthens biological countermeasures, overall preparedness levels

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brevard County Emergency Management (BCEM) has taken steps to enhance biological emergency response efforts recently.
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FEMA hosts third emergency-preparedness symposium

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) recently held its third training symposium, which helps provide specialized training to state and local agencies.
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GENEX issues workers' comp Ebola guidelines

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GENEX Services, LLC released workers' compensation guidelines for clinical treatment of Ebola and Marburg cases on Wednesday.
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BioCryst enters Phase I clinical trials for Ebola treatment

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals announced on Monday that it has begun Phase I clinical trials of BCX4430, a possible treatment for hemorrhagic fever viruses such as Ebola.
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FEMA offering interagency logistics training

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 @ 2:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering a course covering fundamental concepts of interagency logistics (IL) in 2015.
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CDC releases Ebola update

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated report on the ongoing efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa on Tuesday.
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Wanted by DHS: technology able to test bio-threats in the field

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking innovative ideas from individuals or companies that are in the process of developing products capable of identifying biological agents, the agency said Tuesday.
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DHS trains Michigan health care workers for mass-casualty events

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security's Center for Domestic Preparedness recently hosted nearly 140 health care personnel for training in mass-casualty events.
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