Homeland Security Committee to hold biopreparedness hearing in Texas

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 @ 1:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Homeland Security Committee and Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) will host the "Ebola in the Homeland: The Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination" hearing in Dallas on Friday.
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New intelligence indicates ISIS pursuing biological weapons

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 @ 5:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Hampton biology department awarded $900,000 to research infectious disease

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 @ 5:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hampton University researchers received a $900,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday to develop treatment options against select pathogens and protection measures.
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Positive ID Corporation, ENSCO awarded SenseNet Program contract

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 @ 3:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Positive ID and ENSCO Inc., are the recipients of a contract from the U.S.
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University of Minnesota professor awarded McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Health

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

University of Minnesota School of Public Health professor Michael Osterholm was awarded a McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Health by university President Eric Kaler on Tuesday.
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FDA highlights regulatory science collaborations aimed at emergency preparedness efforts

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Drug Administration’s FDA Voice publication recently highlighted collaborations between regulatory organizations in the science community that enhance emergency preparedness efforts Jean Hu-Primmer, M.S.
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FEMA seeks supervisory program specialist

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking a temporary supervisory program specialist in the Washington, D.C., area.
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Marburg outbreak summary released by UPMC

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (UPMC) released its summary on the Marburg virus outbreak in Uganda on Friday.
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Wildy heads Emergency Management for Marion County

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 @ 11:33am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency Management in Marion County, Fla., falls under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Office, and ultimately Lt. Chip Wildy, who serves as the Emergency Management Director for the county.
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Eight contacts added to Marburg virus surveillance in Uganda

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 @ 11:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eight additional people who had been in contact with an individual who had been confirmed with the Marburg virus are under surveillance, the Ugandan Ministry said Oct. 6.
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WHO issues no travel restrictions to Uganda despite Marburg case

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions in Uganda despite a confirmed case of the highly fatal Marburg virus disease reported in Kampala on Oct. 5.
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Response BioMedical, Canada sign sepsis test development deal

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Response Biomedical Corporation signed a funding agreement last week for more than $400,000 to develop a new rapid test for sepsis.
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Director of emergency management for Bucks County graduates FEMA academy

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 4:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scott Forster, the Director of Emergency Manager or Bucks County in Pennsylvania, successfully completed the National Emergency Management Executive Academy run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Homeland Security chairman opens at hearing for government coordination on combating Ebola

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Opening comments at a hearing on government coordination for combating Ebola were made by U.S.
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DARPA to hold Proposer's Day webcast

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 @ 6:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will hold a webcast on Wednesday for those interested in contributing to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which would help identify remote biological and chemical agents.
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FEMA hosts Girl Scouts Preparedness Day

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 @ 12:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Response Coordination Center at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington D.C. welcomed nearly 100 young women as part of Girl Scouts Preparedness Day on Oct. 2.
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CDC, Doctors Without Borders assist Uganda with Marburg containment

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Doctors without Borders and the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) are working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health to train health workers in prevention, treatment and control of Marburg at the Mengo Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.
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Risk communication, warning systems are crucial to enhance preparedness

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

When it comes to bio-preparedness in America, Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, has mixed feelings.
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Cow diagnosed with anthrax in Texas

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A single cow in Jim Wells County, Texas, has tested positive for anthrax infection, according to a report released Monday.
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AZ county keeping close watch on Ebola situation

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Even though Navajo County in Arizona is a relatively rural region, emergency management staff members are collaborating with the health department to watch for Ebola cases in the area.
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