Zika virus cases reported in Central, South America

Friday, Dec 4, 2015 @ 2:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An SSI report released this week indicates that there is an outbreak of the zika virus in South and Central America.
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WHO releases global estimates for foodborne disease

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 @ 8:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO has issued a report detailing the global effects of foodborne illnesses and contaminated food.
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PEO ACWA reports progress at Blue Grass facility

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 @ 8:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Progress on the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s EDT site was reported Friday by the PEO ACWA.
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OPCW concludes annual conference, details results

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 @ 8:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The OPCW reported the conclusion of the 20th Session of the Conference of the States Parties on Friday.
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PAHO, WHO focus on improving emergency response in Panama meeting

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 @ 8:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The PAHO and WHO hosted meetings in Panama this week to improve the capacity for global medical response efforts.
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WHO issues update on dengue cases in Western Pacific

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 @ 3:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO issued an update on dengue fever cases in the Western Pacific earlier this month.
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FDA discusses latest E. coli outbreak

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FDA issued an update on a multi-state outbreak of E. coli this week.
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Leading threat detection company supports Blue Ribbon Panel Study on Biodefense

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Blue Ribbon Panel Study on Biodefense recently released its recommendations for domestic biodefense and identified key areas for reform, mainly suggesting improvements in leadership and community support.
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Bruker delivers detection systems to Kuwait

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 @ 7:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bruker delivered chemical and biological detection systems to a client in Kuwait as a part of the Saab Automatic Warning and Reporting (AWR) system this past week.
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Hong Kong's CHP confirms dengue fever case

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 @ 7:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Health Protection (CHP) of Hong Kong reported a laboratory-confirmed case of dengue fever this week.
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Hawaii Biotech to develop dengue vaccine for Army

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 @ 8:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research Program has awarded a contract to Hawaii Biotech, Inc. to develop a dengue vaccine for defense personnel.
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PositiveID initiates acquisition of Thermomedics

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. has made a stock purchase agreement that would bring Thermomedics, Inc. under its ownership.
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Study of malaria diagnostics during Ebola outbreak suggests feasibility

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study that evaluated the feasibility of carrying out malaria diagnostics during an outbreak of Ebola in the Emerging Infectious Disease journal.
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U.S. Coast Guard issues sources sought notice for respiratory protection

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:34am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a sources sought notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website on Tuesday, seeking information on market capabilities for providing respiratory protection.
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Anniston SDC to support Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Plant's mission

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The PEO ACWA reported Monday that the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant will receive support from the Anniston SDC.
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Rothbacher chairs international CBRNe workshop in Italy

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dieter Rothbacher, director of operations for Hotzone Solutions, recently served as chairman for an international workshop on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response.
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Senate panel approves anthrax preparedness measure

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responder Preparedness Anthrax Act was approved by a Senate committee this week.
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Blue Ribbon Study Panel applauds bill to provide anthrax vaccine to emergency responders

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, the co-chairman of the bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, praised recent congressional steps to provide anthrax vaccines to emergency service providers.
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DARPA awards Biomatrica contract

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DARPA announced last week that a contract has been awarded to Biomatrica Inc. to develop biotechnology for defense purposes.
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FEMA announces 2016 training courses against complex coordinated attacks

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Emergency Management Institute has scheduled three training courses to counter coordinated attacks in 2016.
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