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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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Progress towards Ebola vaccine would have been faster had bioterrorism ...
The Guardian
But they weren't started because of the problem in Africa, they were started because of a worry from wealthy countries about bioterrorism: that's where the money came from and that's where it went … The west's interest in and fear of biological ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Five possible targets for Ebola funds
The Hill
“If you put some resources into the public health system, it's going to help you in whatever the next emergency might be whether it's a hurricane coming through or an act of bioterrorism or another pandemic flu, or food-borne illness. You have to be ...

Drug That Lost High-Stakes Political Fight For Funding Now Being Used Against ...
Huffington Post
Henderson was recruited in 2001 to advise the Department of Health and Human Services on bioterrorism and public health preparedness. He is now is a professor of public health and medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers' Center for ...

ISIS Could Turn Ebola Into Bioweapon, Security Expert Warns
Newsmax.com
But Nicholas G. Evans, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania who specializes in biosecurity, bioterrorism, and the ethics of pandemic disease, writes in a column for Slate on Friday that the Ebola virus is not a "viable bioweapon candidate ...

Genentech writes check for more checkpoints with potential $1B+ Newlink pact
BioWorld Online
... Ames, which focuses on the research, development and commercialization of vaccines to control emerging infectious diseases and to provide rapid prophylactic and therapeutic treatment for pathogens that may emerge through pandemics or bioterrorism.

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management
FireEngineering.com
... there are thousands of potential biological emergency situations to which emergency service personnel must respond, incidents in hospitals, incidents in pharmaceutical product factories, and other similar activities, and of course, possible ...

Identifying infections rapidly: an interview with Dr. David J. Ecker
News-Medical.net
... Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) under the stringent requirements of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as a result of their heightened interest in rapidly identifying bioterrorism threats, such as MERS, Ebola or SARS.

Dallas-based Socrates Health Names Former HHS Secretary to Its Board
D Healthcare Daily
During his time at the HHS under President George W. Bush, Thompson's worked on initiatives relating to bioterrorism preparedness and helped achieve funding increases for the National Institutes of Health, among other things. Scott Smith, CEO of ...

How to Make the 'Ebola Bomb' and Why You Should Stop Worrying about ...
ISN
There is a risk that bioterrorism could cause dissenting views among followers, and that public approval and opinion may channel the way a group operates. After all, terrorists are political communicators, wanting to bring attention to their grievances ...

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