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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 Prep: Docs Must Look Out for Rare Diseases
Yahoo News
Doctors have better treatments for potential victims of bioterrorism attacks today than in the past, but it's critical for medical workers to quickly recognize illnesses such as anthrax and botulism, so they can respond properly, experts say. It has ...

Latest Clinical Information On Bioterrorism Threats
PR Newswire (press release)
The article, "Clinical Management of Potential Bioterrorism-Related Conditions," was published and posted online today on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors—Amesh Adalja, Eric Toner, and Tom Inglesby—review the clinical ...

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Is Now Health Security
PR Newswire (press release)
BALTIMORE, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism has changed its name to Health Security. The bimonthly peer-reviewed journal is published in print and online by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers, of New ...

New regs for Friday: railroads, state rail systems, airline messaging and ...
The Hill
The Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 requires a biennial review and republication of the list. In determining whether to include an agent or toxin on the list, the law requires the effect the toxin will have on production and ...

Urban microbiome
Nature.com
This type of study may potentially be useful to inform and provide context for urban planning, public health surveillance and bioterrorism detection. Afshinnekoo et al. collected 1,457 samples from 467 subway stations, 12 sites in the Gowanus Canal and ...

Pan-African centre for disease control planned
SciDev.Net
[ADDIS ABABA] African governments are planning to establish the first pan-African centre for disease control and prevention (CDC), according to a resolution passed at the 24th African Union (AU) Summit of Heads of States and Governments.

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 ...

Slideshow: This week's video game releases
Longview Daily News
Survivor of the Raccoon City incident, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organisation Terra Save. Moira Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious ...

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 ...

HHS OKs Emergency Use of Unapproved Enterovirus D68 Tests
Medscape
These types of orders are often used to respond to perceived national security threats from bioterrorism, for instance, or in cases where military personnel might be exposed to agents or organisms in battle. They are also used when there is the ...

The little-known Tulane primate center: What sort of research is done there ...
The New Orleans Advocate
Ricin — which can be found in castor oil plant seeds — is considered a leading bioterrorism threat, and even tiny doses of it can be deadly. In April 2013, two ricin-laced letters were discovered at mail-screening facilities in Washington, D.C ...

Merck and NewLink Genetics Enter Into Licensing and Collaboration Agreement ...
PharmiWeb.com (press release)
... improvement of existing vaccines and providing rapidresponse prophylactic and therapeutic treatment for pathogens most likely to enter the human population through pandemics or acts of bioterrorism. For more information please visit http://www ...

Yon Yu: Helping make stockpiled medicines and experimental drugs available ...
Washington Post
When there is an unusual strain of influenza, a scare about bioterrorism, the threat of an epidemic like Ebola or the emergence of a rare disease, Yon Yu, a pharmacist and regulatory expert, is on the case. As an associate director for regulatory ...

David P. Fidler
Council on Foreign Relations
... Disease Control and Prevention (on global health issues), the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Science Board (on bioterrorism), the Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation ...

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