Center for Biologic Counterterrorism
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Craig Feied, MD, FACEP, FAAEM   Jon Handler, MD, FACEP   Michael Gillam, MD
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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
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.

Biotech Center receives extra $1M - could help defend U.S. against bioterrorism
Triangle Business Journal
The N.C. Biotechnology Center will see its budget increase by $1 million this year, money specifically targeted at bio-defense and ag-biotech programs. That brings the center's total budget to $13.6 million, and even though the additional funding is ...

Ebola a Bioterrorism Risk - Iwu
Speaking on Sunrise daily, a morning programme on Channels Television, Iwu noted that Ebola is classified as Category One bioterrorism Weapon, hence there is a chance, albeit low, of it being used in that context. "This is why we were alarmed at the ...

New Bioterrorism Novel Explores Smallpox Infection; Who Will Fall Victim Next?
Broadway World
Recently, the smallpox virus that had been eradicated since 1977 made an appearance in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory. While no one was exposed to the virus, this raises the question of, "What if?" Doctor and author of new book, "Herd ...

Op-ed: Record research funding shows USU's importance to Utah
Salt Lake Tribune
... mad cow disease and potential bioterrorism viruses; assessing the needs of at-risk students with the goal of increasing high school graduation rates; developing strategies to counteract fat intake and address the nation's obesity epidemic ...

Mice study shows efficacy of new gene therapy approach for toxin exposures
Despite the relatively small number of botulism poisoning cases nationally, there are global concerns that the toxin can be produced easily and inexpensively for bioterrorism use. Botulism, like E. coli food poisoning and C. difficile infection, is a ...

The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This
But particularly through funding that was aimed at anti-bioterrorism research, experimental vaccines have been developed - I'm aware of three of them - and also some therapies. So now is the time to invest further because my concern was that once the ...

Our View: Respect scientific research at Colorado State
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Research goals at CSU range from developing antibiotics to combating bioterrorism to surveying elephant populations in Africa or creating a facility for cancer treatment. Projects like this push the limits of inquiry and invention, and for that we ...

NSF funds ASU, Caltech workshop on synthetic biology
Arizona State University
The goal of the scientists – to study and understand the virus's lethality – was noble, but it is not hard to imagine how this information in the wrong hands could lead to a bioterrorism event of horrific proportions. Furthermore, while most scientists ...

Burden of Proof
With the eyes of the world on Ferguson, Missouri, our collective attention is focused on the different treatment of black and white people at the hands of America's criminal justice system. The focus is well deserved. More than 50 years after the Civil ...

CONTAGION—How a bat virus became a human killer
One Australian epidemiologist, citing “paradoxes” involved in MERS' spread, recently even suggested that bioterrorism may have a role. Meanwhile, two years since MERS was first discovered in humans—and now in the shadow of Ebola—the tally of patients ...

No overlooking possibility of foot-and-mouth disease outbreak
Bioterrorism is a constant worry and the disease is evolving, as evidenced by unanticipated serotypes that have shown up in Egypt and South Africa. Increased international trade and globally mobile animals, products and humans, mean FMD is literally ...

Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Health ...
To use them to fight an Ebola—you know, the bioterrorism money—I mean, it's kind of silly, in a way, right? But it's a better use of it, in my view. And, you know, I should mention, if I can, Juan and Amy, that we do have partners in both Liberia and ...

Ready for anything: Drills keep emergency workers on high-alert
Lori Postma, RN, emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinator at Franciscan Healthcare Munster, says that HICS is based on a structure first established by the military and the wild land fire system. “They took it further to make it hospital-based.

'Suspicious Powder' Received In Mail By Local Attorney
... attorney Bruce Edwards after a “suspicious white powder” was mailed to the attorney's office. Fortunately, the substance was not dangerous, and local law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate the act of bioterrorism. �€“Photo by Luke ...

New Orleans Will Host World's Largest Annual Conference and Expo on ...
SelectScience.net (press release)
... of scientific disciplines including agriculture, biomedical, biotechnology, bioterrorism, drug discovery, energy/fuel, environmental, food science, forensics, lab management, life science, nanotechnology, polymers/plastics, regulations, and water ...

Microbial Identification Market Products (Consumables, Instruments, Services ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
... to growth of the microbial identification include high prevalence of infectious diseases, technological advancements in products, growing food safety concerns, government initiatives such as focus on antimicrobial identification and bioterrorism ...

Are Biosafety Labs Harmful or Helpful?
Daily Beast
Since the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that killed five people and raised the specter of bioterrorism in the United States, the number of high-level biosafety labs operated by governments, universities and others to study potentially lethal pathogens ...

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