MEMA offers Communications Unit Leader course

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 @ 1:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced Friday that it will be holding its All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader training course from Dec. 8-10.
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Bavarian Nordic initiates Ebola vaccine study in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 @ 2:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A safety and immunogenicity study for an Ebola virus candidate vaccine has been initiated in Sierra Leone, Bavarian Nordic announced Friday.
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TRACIE now open to emergency responders

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced earlier this month that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHS) Technical Resources, Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is open to response personnel.
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PEO ACWA announces Pueblo Operations restart

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) announced the restarting of operations at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Explosive Destruction System (PCAPP EDS), they announced on Oct. 6.
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HHS launches online radiation treatment redesign

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 3:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Oct. 8 that they have initiated the redesigned Radiation Emergency Medical Management website (REMM).
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LSHTM reports treatment beds curbed Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Introducing the beds just one month earlier, though, could have prevented 12,500 reported and unreported cases.
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Study: Community hospitals see rise in drug-resistant E. coli cases

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America published a study this week that indicates highly antibiotic-resistant extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria infections are on the rise at community hospitals, where most Americans seek medical care.
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PositiveID announces optics-enhanced Firefly DX prototype for pathogen detection

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

With added optic capabilities, the detection device is now able to determine the amount of pathogen or other contaminant in the area through the measurement of the sample’s fluorescence during the PCR process.
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Bavarian Nordic initiates Sierra Leone Ebola vaccine study

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

This study acts as a parallel track to similar studies being conducted in the United States, Africa and Europe. Studies in the U.K.
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WHO releases details on Iraq's cholera outbreak

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 @ 10:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) released information from the International Health Regulations (IHR) Focal Point of Iraq on cases of cholera in the country on Monday.
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Brazilian researcher details efforts to find future-generation smallpox vaccines

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 @ 10:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study published online in the most recent Journal of Virology issue says that because the fear exists that some form of the variola virus – the pathogen that causes smallpox -- could be reintroduced to humans in the form of a biological weapon, it is essential that a new generation of smallpox vaccines be developed.
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Favipiravir shows positive results as Lassa virus treatment in animal models

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 @ 7:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study from the National Institutes of Health indicated that a candidate treatment for the Ebola virus has shown efficacy against the Lassa virus in animal models, it announced on Tuesday.
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OPCW holds natural products program in Malaysia

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 @ 12:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, in partnership with the Universiti Technologi Malaysia, organized the fourth Natural Products Chemistry Training and Development Program, from Sept. 27-Oct. 13.
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Red alert issued in Haiti following cholera cases

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 @ 6:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A surge of cholera has been reported in Haiti, prompting officials last week to issue a red alert in the country.
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2 suspected botulism cases caused by contaminated heroin reported in Scotland

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 @ 9:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Onset symptoms began to appear earlier in the month, with one case being identified in the Greater Glasgow area and another in Lanarkshire.
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Smiths Detection announces three green sustainability initiatives

Monday, Oct 19, 2015 @ 9:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

SDI also partnered with the Regional Manufacturing Energy Conservation Program.
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FEMA announces open IT, financial specialist positions

Monday, Oct 19, 2015 @ 9:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Both position openings will close in late October.
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Ebola virus remains in survivors' bodily fluids for 9.5 months

Monday, Oct 19, 2015 @ 12:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that the Ebola virus can persist in bodily fluids for approximately nine and a half months, the United Nations News Center reported Thursday.
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Q fever drastically increases chance of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Monday, Oct 19, 2015 @ 12:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study that appeared recently in the Journal of the American Society of Hematology indicates there is an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after Q fever.
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FEMA announces open positions

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 9:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released information on Saturday for open positions including an updated listing for the logistics management specialist.
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