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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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The Environmental Hygienists Association introduces Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification to handle Ebola, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats for key personnel and managers of Indiana fire department rescue squads, public ...

From Epidemic To Bioterrorism: Mitigating Contractor Risks In A Worst-Case ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
While the current Ebola outbreak is a natural epidemic, the idea that the virus could be used as a bioterrorist threat has been considered. Accordingly, the potential for obtaining Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Support Anti-terrorism by ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for Michigan ...
PRWire (press release)
Montrose, MI, October 26, 2014 -- The Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification is ideal and necessary for key personnel, managers, and owners of Michigan mold remediation and water ...

Arizona's First Decontamination Specialist for Ebola, Toxic Mold ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association announces that it has trained Lee Maglanoc as Arizona's first Certified Decontamination Specialist to decontaminate Arizona buildings of Ebola, other viral and bacterial infestations, bioterrorism threats, and ...

First Midwest Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Specialist ...
PRWire (press release)
Mr. Fry has successfully completed the E.H.A. training for the building inspection, testing, and decontamination of Ebola, other dangerous viruses and bacteria, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats such as weaponized Anthrax, Small Box, and special ...

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 ...

4 consulates in Istanbul receive suspicious packages, including the US one
Greenfield Daily Reporter
ANKARA, Turkey — Initial tests indicate that suspicious packages that were sent to five consulates in Istanbul last week did not contain bioterrorism agents, Turkey's Health Ministry announced Monday. A ministry statement said that powdery substances ...

Ebola outbreak in US unlikely, CDC officer says
Columbus Telegram
Hastings and Leslie Scofield, who works for the center of bioterrorism preparedness with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, spoke Wednesday in Columbus about Ebola and the effect the outbreak could have on the United States. The informational ...

Conn. biotech company in process of developing Ebola vaccine
Yale Daily News (blog)
Rather, a successfully completed vaccine would be stockpiled in case of a future act of bioterrorism. Once NIH funding was withdrawn nine months into the project, work was halted and DNA samples were frozen. “Nobody ever realized that there would be a ...

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 ...

Declare war on Ebola: Why we should be concerned
The Advocate
(Especially interesting, considering that according to Surgeongeneral.gov, the acting surgeon general is a bioterrorism expert.) This is no small matter for me, personally: I studied Ebola extensively in the course of my service with the U.S.. Air ...

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