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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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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 ...

Arizona's First Decontamination Specialist for Ebola, Toxic Mold ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association announces that it has trained Lee Maglanoc as Arizona's first Certified Decontamination Specialist to decontaminate Arizona buildings of Ebola, other viral and bacterial infestations, bioterrorism threats, and ...

Weaponized Ebola: Is it really a bioterror threat?
Dallas Morning News
Put simply, a large amount of Ebola in the hands of a rogue group would more likely end up killing the plotters than making it to the endgame of a bioterrorism mission. To be successful, “it would take a state-type [agent]" with more extensive ...

Colorado State researchers study bioterrorism threat
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Colorado State University researchers are leading studies to find the cure to a potential biothreat bacteria which can cause dangerous infections in patients. In May, signs of growth were detected in bacteria samples that were supposed to be inactive.

How To Make The 'Ebola Bomb': Why You Should Stop Worrying About ...
CIMSEC
Although Ebola infection of animals through aerosol particles can be effective, it has not successfully been transferred with this method to humans (Manoj Karwa, Brian Currie and Vladimir Kvetan, “Bioterrorism: Preparing for the impossible or the ...

Bioterrorism threat to South Asia
Daily Times
The threat of nuclear weapons theft and bioterrorism in South Asia once again came under discussion in the international press on how terrorist organisations in both Pakistan and India are trying to retrieve biotechnology and nuclear weapons, and use ...

Irving Office of Emergency Management to conduct bioterrorism response drill
Dallas Morning News (blog)
The Irving Office of Emergency Management will be partnering with Dallas County Health and Human Services to conduct a Bioterrorism response drill on Oct. 11. The city needs of volunteers willing to play the role of patients for the Irving Point of ...

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 ...

DEP releases final interpretive rule on aboveground tanks
Beckley Register-Herald
Some tanks may require additional information, and level 3 owners who must already maintain an Emergency Response Plan for the federal Environmental Protection Agency under the Bioterrorism Preparedness Response Act may submit that existing plan ...

High Tech Hospital Unit Tailored for Ebola Victims
Newsmax.com
A high-tech hospital unit designed to care for bioterrorism victims — but mostly unused since its opening in 2005 — is now on the front line of America's response to Ebola, The New York Times reports. The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit is ...

Stephanie Cutter: Ebola vaccine research was cut in half, and more cuts are ...
PolitiFact
The government put a big emphasis on these illnesses in 2001, as officials grew more worried about bioterrorism threats like anthrax and smallpox. The NIH's specific research into Ebola virus prevention and treatment is also lower than it once was ...

A New Ebola Vaccine? Thank Dick Cheney
Newsmax.com
The U.S. had to take bioterrorism “seriously as a threat in the aftermath of 9/11,” Cheney said in telephone interview. “It has ramifications when the source of the problem you're dealing with is something like an outbreak of Ebola, but our prime ...

Ebola and the most important agency America has never heard of
The Hill
Our intelligence agencies understand that the technical barriers to bioterrorism remain low and these weapons are now more accessible to nations and terror groups with the intent to use them. Unfortunately, this administration has not fully lived up to ...

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