WHO: New Ebola cases fall to seven-month low

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 @ 3:14am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations News Center said on Thursday that the Ebola virus epidemic produced 99 new cases during the last week in January, the lowest total in seven months.
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Engility awarded WMD defense-tactics contract

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 @ 3:33am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Engility Holdings said on Thursday that it has been awarded a $38 million contract to support a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) awareness system for weapons of mass destruction.
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Rush County Emergency Management Agency director says county isn't prepared

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 2:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rush County Emergency Management Agency Director Charles Kemker believes residents of the Indiana county are not as prepared as they could be for a biological outbreak, such as Ebola, or a biological terror attack.
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Initial trials indicate PharmAthene Anthrax vaccine potential

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmAthene, Inc. announced on Monday that its vaccine possibility against Anthrax showed indications in early trials to be effective in animal models.
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Washington state hiring emergency program manager

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Washington state is looking for a new State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Staff Training & Exercise Program Manager to create preparedness activities in the state's military department.
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Chimerix to cease clinical trials on Ebola vaccine

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix, Inc. announced on Friday that research and development into their potential vaccine against the Ebola virus.
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IDSA praises Obama's FY 2016 budget request

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) indicated its approval of President Barrack Obama's request of increasing federal funding into research in antibiotic resistance in his FY 2016 budget request on Monday.
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Soligenix to present data on two bio-defense drug programs

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 6:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix said on Monday that it would present pre-clinical data from two bio-defense programs at the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research meeting Feb. 9-11.
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BIO praises Obama's 'Precision Medicine Initative'

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 6:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded President Barack Obama's “Precision Medicine Initiative” on Friday.
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WRHSAC to hold CBRNE medical management training

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 @ 6:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) will hold training in medical management in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) situations on March 10 and 11.
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Institutions to train in preventive Ebola measures for Ivory Coast

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Four institutions have joined together to train officials and health professionals from the Ivory Coast to aid in the preparation in the case of a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus, they announced on Tuesday.
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First of 12 Syrian chemical-weapon plants razed

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported on Tuesday that the first chemical weapon manufacturing facility has been destroyed in Syria.
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Ebola trial in Liberia seeks volunteers

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 @ 4:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A large-scale Ebola vaccine trial is seeking volunteers for two experimental vaccines in Liberia, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported Monday.
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Homeland Security seeks $41.2 billion budget for 2016

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S.
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Market Publishers, Ltd., to be NCT-CBRNe Conference media partner

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Organizers of the Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) CBRNe Europe 2015 Conference and Exhibition announced on Monday that Market Publishers, Ltd. will be the conference's media partner.
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Immunovaccine CEO to reveal firm's latest vaccine work at conference

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 @ 6:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Immunovaccine CEO Marc Mansour said on Tuesday that he plans to attend the 17th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference next week.
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Stronger medical infrastructure is needed for biopreparedness, says co-discoverer of AIDS virus

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the International Scientific Director of the Global Virus Network (GVN), Dr. Robert Gallo says that the United States must make medical infrastructure and other infrastructure in urban centers stronger to improve its readiness for biological emergencies.
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FEMA to evaluate nuclear preparedness at Sunny Power Station

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin a weeklong emergency preparedness evaluation of the Surry Power Station, near Rushmere, Virginia, beginning on Monday.
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Johnson urges Congress to act on DHS appropriations bill

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS,) Jeh Johnson released a statement Tuesday urging congress to push the DHS appropriations bill forward without what he called politically charged amendments.
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TSA official testifies on airport security before House panel

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mark Hatfield, acting deputy administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), testified Tuesday before the House Committee on Homeland Security's subcommittee on Transportation Security about nationwide airport security.
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