Health and Human Services seeking information on formulating new Ebola vaccines

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is looking for vendor information to fill new drug products as it continues its efforts to combat the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
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CL diagnostic tool gets FDA clearance

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a device that will provide rapid diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) announced on Nov. 14.
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Personal protective equipment training available for first responders

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama is offering a course that aims to teach proper personal protective measures to first responders when dealing with dangerous biological material.
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Kansas will deploy National Gaurd soldiers to West Africa

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 @ 6:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 170 soldiers from the Kansas National Guard will be deployed to West Africa in the spring of 2015 to help combat the ongoing Ebola epidemic.
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Tuscaloosa County seeking new emergency management director

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 @ 7:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tuscaloosa County is looking for a new director of emergency management.
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NAMRU commander warns antibiotic resistance a growing threat

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 @ 8:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 6, Capt. Kyle Petersen, said the growth of antibiotic-resistant microbes is a serious threat that deserves more attention.
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Collaboration with other departments key for Jefferson County Public Health Service

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a partial-service department, Jefferson County Public Health Service coordinates efforts with other local departments and the New York State Department of Health to prepare and respond to any emergencies.
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New Brighton, Minn. well-prepared for biological threats

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 @ 11:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 20,000 citizens of New Brighton, Minnesota, have a strong team of personnel trained and waiting to assist them in the event of a biological threat such as an outbreak similar to Ebola or a bioterrorism event.
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Communication is crucial during Tennessee emergencies

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While countermeasures and plans are key for any emergency preparedness and response approach, the Tennessee Department of Health also places priority on communication with the public.
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Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 47

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that 47people have died in an outbreak of the plague in Madagascar on Wednesday.
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NDSU seeks assistant professor of emergency management

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Dakota State University (NDSU) is seeking a full-time assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Management.
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NAEMT urges president, Congress to fund emergency medical services

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 @ 5:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency medical systems in the United States are underfunded, according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
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UNDP seeks response unit team leader

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking an English-speaking individual for an open team leader position with the Rapid Response and Preparedness Unit (RRP,) the application deadline is Dec. 9.
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Ebola vaccine shows immune response in Phase 1 testing

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 @ 4:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A clinical trial conducted with an experimental Ebola vaccine showed immune system responses from 20 healthy adults.
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Rapid detection company financed for $4 million

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biological diagnostics developer PositiveID Corporation has entered an agreement with an investor with a total of four million dollars that will be used to develop its Firefly Dx technology and pay off debts and to increase working capital, the company announced Wednesday.
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Netherlands unveils new attack-simulation training facility

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 @ 5:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training facility opened Friday in Vught, the Netherlands, where emergency-response personnel will train.
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