ASM seeks Omnibus passage

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 5:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a letter to Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY), chair on the Committee of Appropriations, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) urged the passage of the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill by the end of the year.
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Smiths Detection's new liquid-explosives detector gets certification

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection has announced Thursday that its HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR system has obtained Standard 3 Type C certification from the European Civil Aviation Conference, which means the machine can detect liquid explosives.
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AFB testimony urges better preventative measures

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 5:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ina written testimony released by the Alliance for BioSecurity (AFB) calls for the research support to develop vaccines and treatment option for deadly diseases.
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Countervail to develop anti-nerve agent compound

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 5:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Countervail Corporation announced Nov. 8 that it has received an additional $5.4 million to research nerve agent counter measures from the Department of Homeland Security and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA.)
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Hotzone hosts weeklong arms-control seminar for Saudi diplomats

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 5:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Diplomats from Saudi Arabia received training in arms control and disarmament in Brussels over the last week.
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European health officials to visit countries most affected by Ebola

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two leading European Union health officials announced this week they will start a four-day visit to countries most affected by the virus.
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CDC holding 'zombie virus' outbreak presentation to relate to Ebola response

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will demonstrate the multiple applications of high performance computers (HPC) to public health using a fictitious “zombie virus” outbreak during a presentation at Supercomputing 2014 on Tuesday.
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Texas A&M receives grant to help vets

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 @ 1:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Center for Therapeutic Manufacturing (NCTM) will help train military veterans thanks to a new grant announced on Tuesday.
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Integral Molecular to study immune response to Ebola, Hepatitis C for NIH

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday awarded a $3.5 million contract to Integral Molecular to study the human immune responses to Ebola and hepatitis C (HCV).
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Homeland Security, Senate panel briefed on Ebola efforts

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A statement for record was given to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs by the U.S.
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Hungary latest EU nation to sign Joint Procurement Agreement

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 @ 7:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hungary this week became the 18th European Union (EU) country to sign the Joint Procurement Agreement to procure medical countermeasures.
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Mali added to enhanced screening list for Ebola

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that travelers from Mali will undergo enhanced screening for the Ebola virus beginning today.
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Andrew County Health Department encourages citizen preparedness

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 @ 12:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In rural Andrew County, Missouri, citizens could be better prepared for an emergency, whether it be a weather-related event or a public health scare, Andrew County Public Health Administrator Andrew Hoffman told
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Oregon Emergency Management Office seeks director

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 @ 1:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is seeking a director for its Salem office.
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NanoViricides to continue work on Ebola, Dengue Fever vaccines

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NanoViricides Inc. is moving forward with its development of Ebola and Dengue Fever vaccines, as well as other drug candidates, the company announced in its quarterly report on Friday.
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G-20 leaders call for more support to Ebola-affected countries

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

G20 leaders in Brisbane, Australia called for more help to the governments in countries most affected by the Ebola virus.
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No Ebola infections reported in Congo since Oct. 4

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

It appears that the outbreak of Ebola that began in August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has diminished, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Monday.
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EU to boost Ebola response

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following a four-day visit to affected countries, Commissioner Christos Stylianddes and Commissioner of Health Vytenus Andriukaitis, the EUwill be sending financial support.
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House subcommittee to hold hearing on Ebola medical developments

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 @ 5:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a meeting Nov. 19 to discuss medical developments in response to the Ebola outbreak.
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Steuben County Public Health utilizes phone system to monitor Ebola risk

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At the Steuben County Public Health Department, appointments are set up entirely by phone.
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