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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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Bioterrorism exists in Indonesia: researcher
ANTARA
Surabaya, East Java (ANTARA News) - A professor of Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java province, believes that bioterrorism is prevalent in Indonesia, which is clear from incidents that mark the spread of viruses and disease-causing microbes.

The 2013-2018 Outlook for Bioterrorism Detection Equipment in India
PR.com (press release)
MarketreportsonIndia.com presents the report on "The 2013-2018 Outlook for Bioterrorism Detection Equipment in India." This report covers the latent demand outlook for bioterrorism detection equipment across the states, union territories and cities of ...

The DHS's role in confronting pandemics and bioterrorism
Federal Times (blog)
Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Editor's Note: This post was originally published on Nov. 4, 2014. The recent focus in the news over the outbreak of infectious Ebola has once again alerted us to the ...

Genetic safety switches could help curb potential bioterror risks
Phys.Org
The potential threat of bioterrorism using man-made biological organisms could be reduced, thanks to a new method developed by scientists. Synthetic biologists - who can design and modify the DNA of living organisms to give them novel, useful functions ...

'Resident Evil: Revelations 2' (ALL) Details Raid Mode - Screens & Trailer
WorthPlaying.com
Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organization Terra Save. Moira Burton, new recruit and daughter of Resident Evil legend Barry Burton, is attending her welcome ...

To Neutralize Bioterrorism Just Add Tiny Motors To Water
Inside Science News Service
(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 ...

New vaccine institute targets pathogens that kill children, plague ranchers
KU Today
Another KVI project involves work with a Kansas City-based group to develop and market a vaccine to protect against Burkholderia, a pathogen classified as a bioterrorism threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Burkholderia ...

2015 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting: Media ...
Phys.Org
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together individuals who are carrying out research to defend against the threat of bioterrorism with decision makers shaping the future biodefense research agenda, recognizing that emerging infectious diseases ...

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.

Biohacking and the problem of bioterrorism
O'Reilly Radar
You don't get very far discussing synthetic biology and biohacking before someone asks about bioterrorism. So, let's meet the monster head-on. I won't downplay the possibility of a bioterror attack. It's already happened. The Anthrax-contaminated ...

One Myth About Ebola That Needs To Be Debunked
Huffington Post
... out into the field and fight Ebola. He said the company has been working since 2008 on an Ebola vaccine, when the virus was far less wide-spread but considered a potential threat of bioterrorism. Below, more updates from the 2015 Davos Annual ...

Book review: 'White Plague,' a thriller by James Abel
Washington Post
There are unsettling details about bioterrorism and the effect of global warming on the vast Arctic, its majestic mountains of ice turning to slush. This latter phenomenon plays well into the plot: When Rush's crew nears the sub, the ice beneath their ...

Colorado State researchers study bioterrorism threat
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Lab researchers at CSU have been working on B. Pseudomallei research recently in response to it being a CDC listed bioterrorism threat. “Pretty much anything can be a biothreat, it just depends on how you define it,” said Herbert Schweizer, a ...

FBI-CDC workshop focuses on bioterrorism
University at Buffalo Reporter
The workshop focused on how local police and government and academic public health experts would work together to address a possible act of bioterrorism, such as this inspection of mail for anthrax at an undisclosed postal facility in November 2001.

County Health Fund Revenue Shortfall Almost $120000
The Missourian
Other large revenue sources include a $125,362 Core Public Health Grant; $125,000, vital records; $121,901, bioterrorism preparation; $64,000, sanitation inspection fees; $36,000, Maternal Child Health Grant; $27,000, health department fees; $22,683, ...

Protecting Overseas Employees in a Hazardous World
Insurance News Net
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Bioterrorism Week -- The parts of the world that offer global employers the best opportunities for growth are often the riskiest (see also Insurance Companies). Africa is plagued by the Ebola virus, the Mideast ...

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