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The Centers for Disease Control has established a Bioterrorism Program to ensure the rapid development of federal, state, and local capacity to address potential bioterrorism events. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control notifies clinicians of serious ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats. Weekly Epidemiological Record. Information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infection International Health Regulations. An international legal instrument that is binding on 194 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO Clinicians Biosecurity Network. Update on Personal Protective Equipment
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(Inside Science) -- Researchers around the world are studying how to destroy chemical and biological warfare agents without anyone getting hurt. A research group at the University of California, San Diego has demonstrated the ability to destroy ...

The DHS's vital role in confronting the threat of pandemics and bioterrorism
Federal Times
Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President and Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Previously, he served in government at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate.

Bioterrorism, ISIS And Ebola Mania - OpEd
Eurasia Review
Bioterrorism has become, rather appropriately, another mutation in the debate on how foreign fighters arriving in a country might behave. Individuals such as Jim Carafano, vice president of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National ...

From epidemic to bioterrorism: mitigating contractor risks in a worst-case ...
Lexology (registration)
While the current Ebola outbreak is a natural epidemic, the idea that the virus could be used as a bioterrorist threat has been considered. Accordingly, the potential for obtaining Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Support Anti-terrorism by ...

Study says Arkansas Vulnerable to Bioterrorism & Infectious Disease Outbreak
KAIT
"People often think that bioterrorism means someone releasing some kind of gas or bomb and really, the type of bioterrorism attack that the American Medical Association is referring to is more a disease or epidemic that might impact the state. I don't ...

Louisiana Hospitals To Receive Bioterrorism Funds
KLFY
The state initially will receive $16.5 million to upgrade the public health system to handle a bioterrorism attack. Then, $7.76 million will be used to make sure there is enough hospital capacity to handle victims should such an attack occur. Last year ...

Ebola, toxic mold, & bioterrorism decontamination training for illinois ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association introduces Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification to handle Ebola, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats for key personnel and managers of Illinois fire department rescue squads, public ...
Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for California ...PRWire (press release)

Ebola, Bioterrorism, & Toxic Mold Decontamination Pennsylvania Hospital ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association introduces Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification to handle Ebola, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats for key personnel and managers of Pennsylvania hospital, fire department rescue ...
Ebola, Germ, & Toxic Mold Decontamination Expert Fry Joins 2 Hospital ...PRWire (press release)

Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for Indiana Rescue ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association introduces Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification to handle Ebola, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats for key personnel and managers of Indiana fire department rescue squads, public ...

Local Hospitals Prepare for Bioterrorism
WTOC
To learn more about how your local hospitals are taking steps to fight bioterrorism, Candler Hospital is offering a conference on bioterrorism, community preparedness and emergency response. It's tomorrow night at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler ...

Ebola, Germ, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for Ohio ...
PRWire (press release)
Test the surfaces and the insides of room ceilings, walls, floors, attics, basements, and crawl spaces for biological dangers such as bacteria, Ebola and other viruses, toxic mold spores, and bioterrorism health threats such as weaponized Anthrax ...

Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for Arizona Rescue ...
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Montrose, MI, October 30, 2014 -- The Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification is ideal and necessary for key personnel, managers, and owners of Arizona mold remediation and water ...

First Midwest Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Specialist ...
PRWire (press release)
Mr. Fry has successfully completed the E.H.A. training for the building inspection, testing, and decontamination of Ebola, other dangerous viruses and bacteria, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats such as weaponized Anthrax, Small Box, and special ...

BioTerrorism Drills Throughout Texas
KLTV
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Biohacking and the problem of bioterrorism
O'Reilly Radar
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Marin County to Take Part in Drill to Prepare Bay Area for Large-Scale Health ...
Patch.com
“This exercise is part of ongoing collaboration by local health departments throughout the Bay Area to protect the public's health. Though this drill focuses on the response to a bioterrorism event, the planning and collaboration that takes place as ...

The Government Just Found the Funds to Give Firefighters High-Speed Internet ...
National Journal
Firefighters treat a mock bioterrorism victim during a 2013 drill in Oregon.(Oregon Military Department photo). November 18, 2014 The federal government has raised more than enough money to build a nationwide communications network for first responders ...

Free Flu Shot or FluMist Clinic Offered at Plymouth Village
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