Center for Biologic Counterterrorism
and Emerging Diseases CBC-ED
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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
DC hearing on bioterrorism;UA College of Medicine Dean testifies
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Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally held a hearing Wednesday on "Strategic Perspectives on the Bioterrorism Threat." She's the chairperson of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications. Cairns testified ...

LA County to meet with Antelope Valley Hospital on trauma funding
LA Daily News
At the time the measure was passed, there was also a renewed focus on emergency preparedness and bioterrorism response following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Antelope Valley Hospital's trauma center was reopened in 2010. The private nonprofit hospital ...

Highway to health
... budget, covering the entire spectrum of health issues — from detecting and responding to infectious-disease outbreaks worldwide, to control and prevention of non-communicable diseases, bioterrorism, workplace injuries and environmental health threats.

Gyrocopter lands on capitol lawn, sparks security concerns; Fifth Circuit ...
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Wednesday, April 22: The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications will hold a hearing titled “Strategic Perspectives on the Bioterrorism Threat.” Wednesday, April 22: The Senate Appropriations ...

Aradigm Announces Appointment of Dr. Robert A. Reed as Vice President ...
Business Wire (press release)
Aradigm is also developing Pulmaquin and a liposomal ciprofloxacin formulation as potential medications for patients with chronic lung infections with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), and for the prevention and treatment of high threat and ...

Public Health Scan for Apr 16, 2015
When compared with results from the 51 jurisdictions from 2004 through 2009, all program areas except substance abuse showed increases in substantial-to-full capacity to their highest levels to date: infectious diseases (98%), bioterrorism/emergency ...

Health Department needs your help with practice exercise
Shelby Star
During an emergency, such as a large scale disease outbreak or bioterrorism event such as the release of Anthrax, the Health Department may have the responsibility of providing antibiotics or vaccines those potentially exposed to a disease, Oliver said.

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Being prepared: bioterrorism and mass prophylaxis: part I. (Jul-Sep 2014)
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The urine proteome as a radiation biodosimeter. (2013)
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Natural or deliberate outbreak in Pakistan: how to prevent or detect and trace its origin: biosecurity, surveillance, forensics. (Aug 2014)
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Metagenomic detection methods in biopreparedness outbreak scenarios. (Sep 2013)
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Czech mass methanol outbreak 2012: epidemiology, challenges and clinical features. (Dec 2014)
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Development of novel O-polysaccharide based glycoconjugates for immunization against glanders. (2012)
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Health services utilization under Qassam rocket attacks. (Aug 2013)
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Mass aeromedical evacuation of patients in an emergency: experience following the 2010 Yushu earthquake. (Dec 2013)
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