Bird flu reported in Hong Kong

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A confirmed case of avian flu has been reported in China, after the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gave notice to the World Health Organization.
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SIGA Technologies reaches final stages of smallpox drug trial

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies has reached the final stages of its clinical trial for a drug that could cure small pox.
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CDP training now includes evidence protection to help capture terrorists

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) hosts a training course that is meant to help first responders react to emergency situations.
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Two Ebola vaccines undergo trials, appear positive

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two vaccines developed for the Ebola virus have been well received during the phase-two trials.
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Synthetic Biologics receives three patent applications

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Synthetic Biologics Inc. has received three patent applications for a microbiome designed to protect the gut.
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Subcommittee on Oversight meets, discusses ways to curb Zika spread

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 7:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on March 2 to examine the United States’ response to the Zika virus.
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Saudi Arabia's National IHR Focal Point holds meeting to detail current MERS-CoV spread

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently informed the World Health Organization that there are six new MERS-CoV cases in the area, as well as three deaths from the disease.
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FEMA seeking emergency management specialist in Denton, Texas

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently hiring for the position of emergency management specialist.
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Texas renews fight against Zika spread as mosquito season approaches

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the Zika virus spreads, Texas is seeking to ramp up its effort to fight the spread.
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Vaxart currently testing oral Zika vaccine

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The south San Francisco-based pharmaceutical company Vaxart Inc. has started preclinical testing of an oral Zika virus vaccine.
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Immunovaccine joins hunt for Zika vaccine

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 9:27am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The immunotherapy company Immunovaccine Inc. announced Thursday that it will puts its resources behind the global effort to develop an effective vaccine for the Zika virus.
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Ebola survivors experience health issues after the disease is gone, researchers find

Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The recent Ebola outbreak has passed, but researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Translational Medicine recently conducted a study looking at problems survivors continue to have after suffering from the illness.
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WHO recommends safe sex to prevent Zika transmission

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released new information concerning Zika transmission through sexual encounters.
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GeoVax announces development of hemorrhagic fever vaccine

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GeoVax is currently working on a vaccine to combat hemorrhagic fever viruses, such as Ebola.
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Scientists call for intensive research into viable Zika virus treatment options

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists are on a mission to find a cure for, or long-term solution to, the Zika virus.
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CBARR visits U.S. Army's Edgewood Center to prepare for joint mission

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At the end of 2015, the Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit met at the U.S. Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center to collaborate on a forthcoming mission.
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EU releases information concerning the Zika virus

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the Zika virus continues to spread around the world, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has continued to provide information and education, seeking to educate individuals about how to avoid contracting the disease.
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CDP team of four wins award for combatting Ebola

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following the Ebola outbreaks of 2014, the Center for Domestic Preparedness was honored to accept several awards, recognizing the efforts of four individuals in the fight against the disease.
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New antibody discovery may lead to effective Ebola treatment

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A newly discovered monoclonal antibody has been tested against the human Ebola virus in primates and has proven to protect primates against the Ebola virus, even up to five days after the initial infection.
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WHO calls Emergency Committee meeting to revisit Zika virus discussion

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO recently brought together the Emergency Committee to discuss International Health Regulations surrounding the Zika virus, in addition to neurological conditions and neonatal malformations.
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