CDC hosts Zika virus teleconference to reassure U.S. citizens

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 10:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

To reassure listeners in a real-time telebriefing, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an affiliated institute recently conducted an up-to-the-minute discussion of the critical Zika virus infection from Atlanta, Georgia, and Rockville, Maryland.
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WHO director-general forms emergency committee to discuss growing Zika threat

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently organized an emergency committee to assess the severeness of the threat from the Zika virus.
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GenArraytion develops first test to identify Zika virus

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GenArraytion Inc. has created the first test capable of identifying the Zika virus and other mosquito-caused illnesses.
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WHO confirms first Zika case in Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its information concerning cases of the Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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WHO declares public health emergency over growing Zika virus concerns

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus is now considered a public health emergency, after public officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed major concern over the growing outbreak in Latin America.
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CDC updates travel alert list with two additional destinations

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of its continued investigation into the Latin American Zika virus outbreak, the CDC recently added the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to its travel alert list.
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NewLink Genetics to develop Zika virus treatment

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NewLink Genetics Corporation is working on developing a treatment for the Zika virus.
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Battelle wins contract to develop additional systems for U.S. Army

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle is now a contractor under the Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support Multi-Award Task Order Contract, which will allow the company to bid on defense work, including both biological and chemical.
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MERS research article examines effects of disease

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 @ 7:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 1,500 people have developed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since 2012, with over 500 fatalities.
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Sandia wins Federal Laboratory Consortium award

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Technology has been awarded to Sandia National Laboratories.
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Department of Defense combats bio threats with early detection

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense is working to keep soldiers safe from chemical agents and infectious diseases.
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Stony Brook University experts discuss Zika virus

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts at Stony Brook University Hospital have been discussing the Zika virus since the World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak in Latin America to be a public health emergency.
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UN human rights commissioner emphasizes importance of women's rights in Zika response

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein has called for a proper response to women's human rights in regard to the Zika virus.
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Dutch researchers team up to combat antibiotic-resistant viruses

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 @ 7:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dutch researchers from the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Erasmus MC, Wageningen UR, University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University are teaming up to fight antibiotic-resistant viruses.
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New Malaria drug on the horizon

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While many researchers and doctors are in combat mode against the Zika virus, Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that has impacted the world to a much greater extent.
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Chimerix's new smallpox drug looks promising in animal tests

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix recently received positive results concerning smallpox drug brincidofovir, which has been able to act against smallpox in animal subjects.
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Nearly 50 percent of U.S. doctors anticipate Zika outbreak

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sermo has announced that, according to a recent survey, 49 percent of doctors in the United States believe that a Zika virus outbreak will take place.
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Central Logic believes tracking Zika outbreak will prevent spread

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 @ 5:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tracking the current pattern of the Zika virus outbreak could be crucial to containing any further spread.
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News source for infectious disease professionals to provide all-digital information

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 @ 6:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc. recently launched Contagion, a news resource designed for medical professionals that work with infectious diseases.
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IAEA to provide nuclear-based Zika detection tools

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is seeking to assist Latin American nations by providing nuclear-based Zika virus detection tools.
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