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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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Biohacking and the problem of bioterrorism
O'Reilly Radar
You don't get very far discussing synthetic biology and biohacking before someone asks about bioterrorism. So, let's meet the monster head-on. I won't downplay the possibility of a bioterror attack. It's already happened. The Anthrax-contaminated ...

Bioterrorism and bioethics: Challenges for industry, government and society
Biotech Blog (blog)
ABSTRACT: The emerging threat of bioterrorism raises important challenges for the biotechnology industry. Not only do new ethical issues arise for companies seeking to take advantage of opportunities for product development; so too must industry ...

Information poses bigger bioterrorism threat than microbes
Wired.co.uk
It is the spread of information rather than microbes that poses the biggest bioterrorism threat today, concluded a panel of experts at Chatham House today. Biosafety is no longer simply about controlling substances and microbes, but information, says ...

You choose: severe weather or bioterrorism attack?
The Moderate Voice
The article is led by a photo of the Capitol during either what appears to be a terrible great grey storm or, possibly, after a bioterrorism attack on the Congress we would most like to annihilate. The subject is, again, stupidity. We choose to be ...

Public health training set for 25 local agencies
Washington Times
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A large-scale public health training is intended to test the response to a bioterrorism event by 25 local health departments in Middlesex and New Haven counties. The exercise is set for 10 a.m. to noon April 14 at John Winthrop ...

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Carnegie Mellon said its new dean's scientific research spans areas from enhancing manufacturing methods and locating far away asteroids to approaches to spot bioterrorism with help from data on over-the-counter medication purchases. The school said ...
Google VP Named Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer ScienceIT Business Net

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX) BCX4430, a Hope in the Battle with Ebola ...
SmallCap Network
These pathogens are classified as Category A Bioterrorism Agents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Marburg virus is a member of the family Filoviridae, along with Ravn virus, Ebola virus, Sudan virus and Bundibugyo virus, all of which ...

THINKING ALOUD: Day's end — and the 'End of Days'
West Hartford News
Yes, every night we delve into the perils of giant asteroids, plagues, grid failure, global economic collapse, UFOs, massive sun flares, bioterrorism, climate change, demons, nuclear power plant meltdowns, cryptocracies, a wide array of natural ...

CMU names Google Pittsburgh VP as its new computer-science dean
Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
CMU said Moore has researched manufacturing methods, the search for asteroids and bioterrorism defense methods. "Some of Google's strongest talent has come out of CMU, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the university. I know ...

Roxbury/South End Residents & Experts to Urge Boston City Councilors to Pass ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Government concern with bioterrorism led to excessive funding and a proliferation of high-containment labs, which has come at the expense of much-needed funding for public health research. The NEIDL laboratory (National Emerging Infectious Disease ...

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Announces 2014 Recent Graduate ...
PR.com (press release)
Dr. Morgan then focused on public health and bioterrorism issues through her position as a Congressional Science Fellow in U.S. Senator Richard Burr's (R-NC) office in Washington, D.C., in 2007. A constant advocate of the veterinary profession, Dr ...

Mount Rogers Health District marks National Public Health Week
Southwest Virginia Today
Programs include adult immunizations, communicable and sexually transmitted infection and disease control, bioterrorism emergency planning and response team, and the medical reserve corps (volunteers assisting in an emergency situation). There is an ...

Distributed science
O'Reilly Radar
In my post on biohacking and bioterrorism, I briefly mentioned the possibility of vaccines and other treatments developed outside of institutional research. That may be far-fetched, and I certainly hope we're never in a situation where DIY treatments ...

University of Washington tapped for national program to fight emerging diseases
Healio
They are part of a NIH program developed to counteract emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism agents. Source: Rose Howard/University of Washington. UW will join seven other US institutions in the Center for Research in Diagnostic ...

News Scan for Apr 09, 2014
CIDRAP
Writing in Biosecurity and Bioterrorism yesterday, two former directors of the WHO's smallpox eradication program, D. A. Henderson, MD, MPH, and Isao Arita, MD, PhD, suggest stockpiling traditional smallpox vaccine sufficient to cover 10% of the world ...

Joseph R. Maldonado, Jr., MD, MBA, DipEBHC, Elected President-Elect of State ...
ReadMedia (press release)
... healthcare disparities, physician advocacy, emergency preparedness and health system reform. Dr. Maldonado is also a faculty instructor for MSSNY's Bioterrorism Task Force and has been part of MSSNY's AMA delegation for 12 years. Founded in 1807 ...

World Adult Vaccines Market Analysis and 2020 Forecasts
NEWS.GNOM.ES
Additionally, other issues such as vaccine safety, shortages and bioterrorism continue to weigh upon the industry. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the fast-evolving, high-growth of World Adult Vaccines Landscape. This 222 page report ...

Broken-down US could go any minute
Asia Times Online
communities to bioterrorism. Reports such as the Heritage Foundation's "Microbes and mass casualties: defending America against bioterrorism" describe a United States that could be brought to its knees by its adversaries unless significant investments ...

President Obama Taps Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) to Lead HHS
Washington Post
We depend on the Center for Disease Control to make sure our nation is prepared for pandemic disease outbreak or bioterrorism attacks. We expect the National Institutes of Health to keep America at the forefront of medical research and work toward a ...

It Is Now Easier For County To Shop Local
AzJournal.com
Approved the purchase of a 2015 GMC Sierra for $33,672 for bioterrorism defense from Hatch Motor Company and a 2014 Ford Escape for $26,441 for the motor pool from Show Low Ford. * Awarded contracts to Cactus Transport and Hawker and Evans ...

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Mass casualty following unprecedented tornadic events in the Southeast: natural disaster outcomes at a Level I trauma center. (Jul 2012)
Anaesthesist
[Mass maritime casualty incidents in German waters: structures and resources]. (Jul 2012)
Forensic Sci Int
Comparison of quantitative PCR and culture-based methods for evaluating dispersal of Bacillus thuringiensis endospores at a bioterrorism hoax crime scene. (Jun 2012)
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Anthrax--update on diagnosis and management. (Sep 2011)
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Making acute hospital exercises more realistic without impacting on healthcare delivery. (Autumn-2013 2012)
J Egypt Soc Parasitol
Anthrax threat: a review of clinical and diagnostic measures. (Apr 2013)
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Guidelines for the identification of unknown samples for laboratories performing forensic analyses for chemical terrorism. (May 2012)
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Active threat: the hidden terror within the community. (2013)
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Medical mitigation model: quantifying the benefits of the public health response to a chemical terrorism attack. (Jun 2013)
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Imaging of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: a potential bioterrorism agent of military significance. (Nov 2011)
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Melioidosis vaccines: a systematic review and appraisal of the potential to exploit biodefense vaccines for public health purposes. (Jan 2012)
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Animal models and medical countermeasures development for radiation-induced lung damage: report from an NIAID Workshop. (May 2012)
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Oxygen supplies in disaster management. (Jan 2013)
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Development of biosensors for the detection of biological warfare agents: its issues and challenges. (2013)
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Development and characterization of an electrostatic particle sampling system for the selective collection of trace explosives. (Jan 2012)
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