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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 - Plague As A Biological Weapon
Science 2.0
Introduction: Bioterrorism is the utilization of microorganisms or toxins in order to produce a disease and/or death in human beings, animals or plants. Different from conventional weaponry, relatively economic means are used that allow the elimination ...

Ebola a Bioterrorism Risk - Iwu
AllAfrica.com
A bigger cause for worry, however, is that the virus could be used as weapon for bioterrorism. This, according to Nigerian Professor of Pharmacognosy, Maurice Iwu, is a major reason the US is taking the outbreak so serious. Speaking on Sunrise daily, ...

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 ...

Bioterrorism Response Drill Volunteers Needed
Irving Weekly
The Irving Office of Emergency Management will be partnering with Dallas County Health and Human Services to conduct a Bioterrorism response drill in October. We are in need of volunteers willing to play the role of patients for the Irving Point of ...

Highland receives designation as disaster partner
Picayune Item
This designation also helps the hospital provide proper care for victims of some other disaster, such as a train derailment that involved chemicals, a bus accident on the interstate or an act of bioterrorism, through regular drill training. These ...

Texas seeking to become national leader in flu vaccine production
San Antonio Business Journal
The center is being developed as a partnership between Texas A&M University in College Station and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Once operational, the center will help protect the public against infectious disease and the threat of bioterrorism.

Bayer to spin off plastics unit as separate company; employment to remain stable
Tribune-Review
The company's brand-name drugs gained recognition with antibiotic Cipro, known as an anthrax treatment during a bioterrorism threat in 2001. The Department of Defense acquired about 45 million Cipro pills for troops during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Officials: US, World Ill-Prepared, Too Vulnerable to Pandemic
Newsmax.com
Congress in 2004 passed "Project Bioshield" to finance medical countermeasures against bioterrorism, and the effort was joined in 2013 with the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act. Still, "dangerous gaps remain," Gottlieb and Troy ...

Feds spending millions on portable ventilators
WND.com
(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday it is spending almost $14 million over three years to develop “low-cost, user-friendly ventilators” that can be stockpiled in case of a “pandemic or other public health ...

Lab guards against unseen threats
Petaluma Argus Courier
If it's not Ebola, it's the threat of bioterrorism. Since 1998, the county lab has been part of the national LRN, at the front line of defense against bioterrorism. “We assist law enforcement from federal down to local in so-called 'white powder ...

UNT's Budowle describes investigation of bacterial, viral attacks
SHSU Houstonian Online
Despite beginning his presentation with a bit of levity, Bruce Budowle, Ph.D., executive director of the Institute of Applied Genetics at the University of North Texas, discussed the grave and emerging threat of bioterrorism Monday morning. Budowle ...

Flu Scan for Sep 17, 2014
CIDRAP
"An affordable portable ventilator will help us meet the needs of critically ill patients during a public health emergency, whether due to a naturally occurring pandemic or an act of bioterrorism," BARDA Director Robin Robinson, PhD, said in the HHS ...

Governor, A&M Officials Dedicate Vaccine Manufacturing Plant
KWTX
The $91 million plant is a cornerstone of A&M's growing center to battle contagious diseases and bioterrorism, which could generate $41 billion in expenditures over the next 25 years and is drawing the largest federal investment in Texas since NASA ...

What's Going On With Biothreat Stock SIGA Technologies (SIGA)? EBS & PIP
SmallCap Network
Small cap biothreat stock SIGA Technologies (SIGA) should be thriving amid threats ranging from Ebola to bioterrorism, but has instead filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy plus a look at the performance of Emergent Biosolutions Inc (EBS) and PharmAthene ...

Ebola and bio-terrorism theory
Nigerian Tribune
The attitude displayed by Mr. Sebastian Omar, the Liberian Deputy Finance Minister who approved Sawyer's journey, raised the theory that it might be a bioterrorism attack from Liberia, which had been crying to attract international financial aids to ...

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Alternative approaches for medical countermeasures to biological and chemical terrorism and warfare. (2012)
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Gleaning data from disaster: a hospital-based data mining method to study all-hazard triage after a chemical disaster. (2013)
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Managing facility risk: external threats and health care organizations. (May-Jun 2014)
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Genetic diversity of Bacillus anthracis in Europe: genotyping methods in forensic and epidemiologic investigations. (Sep 2013)
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Disaster medicine and public health preparedness of health professions students: a multidisciplinary assessment of knowledge, confidence, and attitudes. (Oct 2013)
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[Safe from biothreats? Legislation protects you and society]. (2012)
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Anthrax vaccines: present status and future prospects. (Aug 2013)
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Preclinical development of a bridging therapy for radiation casualties: appropriate for high risk personnel. (Jun 2014)
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Hospitals and terrorism: the realities; the future; mitigating risks. (2013)
The insider threat--a new aspect of biosecurity. (2013)
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The Fort Hood Massacre: Lessons learned from a high profile mass casualty. (Jun 2012)
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[The influence of the pre-hospital application of non-invasive measurements of carboxyhemoglobin in the practice of emergency medical services in multiple and mass casualty incidents (MCI)--a case report]. (2014)
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Combining performance and outcome indicators can be used in a standardized way: a pilot study of two multidisciplinary, full-scale major aircraft exercises. (2012)
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Application of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of radiation-induced Gastrointestinal syndrome. (Sep 2014)
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Development of biosensors for the detection of biological warfare agents: its issues and challenges. (2013)
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