Ebola survivor returns to treat patients

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rebecca Johnson, a Sierra Leone nurse who was reported to be infected with the Ebola virus on Nov. 14 returned to work on Monday after surviving the disease.
Read More »

NIH-sponsored Ebola, Marburg trial in Uganda shows positive results

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Early-stage clinical trials of two experimental vaccines for the Ebola and Marburg viruses developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently showed positive results in healthy adult volunteers in Uganda.
Read More »

GAO report finds gaps in emergency preparedness

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that detailed gaps in the nation's preparedness in the case of a catastrophic event categorized of having "no notice" on Dec. 19, they also released suggestions to fix the government's shortcomings.
Read More »

Biological detection company moving forward with airborne pathogen product

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A biological detection and diagnostics solutions developer released on Tuesday its 2014 year-end update on the opportunities in the market for its medical diagnostics and homeland security technologies.
Read More »

Incident manager recounts CDC's Ebola response

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Inger Damon has served as the Ebola incident manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emergency Operations Center since July 30.
Read More »

Gila County constantly strives to improve biological preparedness

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 @ 11:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Services in Arizona places a strong emphasis on staying equipped for biological threats, and using education and training to continuously enhance efforts.
Read More »

Fort Lauderdale CERT program equips members for medical response

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fort Lauderdale's CERT program equips its participants with medical training that allows them to assist with the response to a biological threat through support of Point Of Dispensing (POD) sites, as included in the city's plan.
Read More »

Navy unit aims to expand dengue, Chikungunya tests in Latin America

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) is currently conducting passive clinical-base surveillance in Latin America, testing for both dengue and Chikungunya fever, with plans to expand the effort next year, the Naval Medical and Research Development News said in its December issue.
Read More »

Soligenix test vaccines show promise against ricin, anthrax

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biopharmaceutical company Soligenix said Monday that two of its products demonstrated “protective immunity” against exposure to ricin and anthrax in animal testing.
Read More »

FLIR to fill $27.1 million military order for protective gear

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FLIR Systems, Inc., has received a $27.1 million full-rate production order under a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense that will facilitate the production of the company's line of protective equipment, the firm said Monday.
Read More »

Barr nets deal to supply adenovirus vaccines to U.S. military

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) recently awarded a Full Rate Production Contract to Barr Laboratories to supply adenovirus vaccines through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Read More »

CDC seeking emergency operations director

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S.
Read More »

Brookhaven Lab seeks manager for laboratory protection manager

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Brookhaven National Lab, based in N.Y., is seeking to hire a manager of the Laboratory Protection Division, according to a job posting released in Dec. This full-time position reports to the Associate Laboratory Director for Facilities and Operations.
Read More »

American Red Cross seeks regional disaster program officer

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Red Cross is seeking a Regional Disaster Program Officer (RDPO) for the N.H.
Read More »

DHS invites some jurisdictions to apply for BioWatch grants

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security is inviting some state, county and city governments to apply for grants from its BioWatch Program.
Read More »