EU contributes 2.3 million euros to fight against chemical weapons in Syria

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcühe recently announced that the EU has donated 2.3 million euros to the organization's work in Syria.
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Averill elected chairman of Washington Emergency Management Council

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ron Averill of Centralia was chosen as the new chairman of the Washington Emergency Management Council on March 3.
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FEMA's Homeland Security details open positions

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Multiple new jobs have been announced by the Department of Homeland Security of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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WHO offers temporary recommendations for polio outbreak

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization recently held its eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee over a teleconference to discuss the poliovirus' spread throughout the world.
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WHO director-general opens meeting concerning country alliance

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently opened a senior-level meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, concerning how countries can better cooperate together to create and abide by tests for worldwide health and regulating IHR components.
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Center for Domestic Preparedness welcomes LSCC students to incident response course

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, hosted students from Lawson State Community College (LSCC) for the first time on March 23.
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Ebola vaccine to begin trials in new Guinea center

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 12:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A teleconference between Guinean President Alpha Conde, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the rest of the world was recently conducted in order to express thanks to those who have developed the Ebola vaccine in Russia, which has received Russian state registration.
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First Argentinian chikungunya outbreak confirmed

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 12:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chikungunya was identified in Argentina for the first time on March 7 by the National IHR Focal Point of Argentina, which then relayed the information to PAHO/WHO.
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IAEM concerned about emergency manager confusion in Flint, Michigan

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers is concerned about possible confusion regarding what an emergency manager means in Flint, Michigan, with the water conditions -- and is seeking to clear it up.
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NGFR promotes new first responder technologies for 2016

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Next Generation First Responder Apex program is currently preparing for changes in its response program for the 2016 year, and possibly through 2020.
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Seven new cases of MERS reported to World Health Organization

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seven new cases of MERS-CoV were identified by the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between Feb. 17 and 25, and reported to the World Health Organization.
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Air Force details available mechanical engineering position

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 2:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A position as a mechanical engineer is currently available for the Department of the Air Force in the Air Force Personnel Center at the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
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Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak concludes at last

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two virus incubation periods of 42 days have passed since the last confirmed person with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone tested negative, meaning the end of the Ebola flare-up has come at last.
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NGFR Apex Program aims to better train, equip first responders

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first responders of the future should be protected, aware faster, more efficient and connected, according to the vision provided by the Next Generation First Responder Apex Program.
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UAB welcomes new director of med school's Division of Infectious Diseases

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases has named Jeanne Marrazzo, leading expert in the field of infectious diseases and HIV, its new director.
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CDC releases report on how to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Although the United States has successfully decreased health care-associated infections (HAIs), antibiotic-resistant bacteria are still a force to be reckoned with.
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Siga launches clinical study for TPOXX IV formulation

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Siga Technologies Inc., a company that focuses on the creation and sale of solutions for biodefense and medical needs with unmet problems, recently launched its phase-one single ascending dose clinical study for TPOXX in an IV formulation.
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Dengue vaccine trials result in complete prevention of all four strands

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently reported its clinical trial findings on a Dengue 2 virus vaccine.
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WHO team departs for Cabo Verde to combat Zika virus

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

WHO has decided to send a team, consisting of WHO AFRO and the Institut Pasteur members in Dakar, to Cabo Verde, following the minister of health's request for assistance.
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CDC adds Cuba to Zika virus watch list

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC has reported a level-two travel notice for Cuba concerning Zika virus transmission and is working with local health officials in areas that have been determined to contain the virus.
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