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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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Medical Reserve Corps prepped for bioterrorism
Sippican Week
According to Kathleen Downey, Marion's public nurse, the group trains for a wide variety of emergency situations, such as responding to bioterrorism or disaster relief, and is always looking for more volunteers. “We step in any time a disaster ...

Lone Wolf Bioterrorism: Single Wolf Against the Pack
Outbreak News Today
The lone wolf may have been a myth when British author John Fowles was writing his postmodern novel about the mental darkness of young teacher Nicholas Urfe, but in the modern times – the lone wolf is rising and shining as a new serious threat to both ...

NY DOH Develops Multiplex Real-Time PCR to Combat Staph Food Poisoning ...
GenomeWeb
Staphylococcal contamination caused 570 outbreaks of food poisoning between 1998 and 2010, and Staphlococcus aureus type B is considered a potential bioterrorism agent. Wadsworth Laboratory is New YorkState's reference lab tasked with responding to ...

League announces nominees for Woman of the Year
Carolinacoastonline
Since 2001 she has been a member of Carteret Emergency Planning and Response, and she is the founder of an original group known as the Bioterrorism Committee. Ms. Crittenton is available to anyone who calls on her, both professionally and personally.

George Mason biosecurity course keeps global health security relevant
BioPrepWatch
The goal of the Pandemics, Bioterrorism and International Security course at George Mason University (GMU) “is to prepare participants for dealing with issues at the nexus of health and security in a globalized world,” Gregory Koblentz, deputy director ...

Lapses at federal labs could trigger an 'epidemic'
ModernHealthcare.com
He said that was responsible for the failures to inactivate the bioterrorism agent before it was sent from Dugway Proving Ground, a U.S. Army lab in Utah. There were other mistakes made at Dugway. There were also safety breaches discovered last year at ...

Drug Stops Marburg Virus in Monkeys, Appears Safe in Humans
Medscape
The recent Ebola outbreak catalyzed concern that filoviruses such as Ebola and Marburg might become agents of bioterrorism. Now, one group reports that a nucleotide-based strategy that targets the Marburg virus (MARV) RNA genome may work for ...

Don't Grow Immune to the Value of Vaccines
Sangre de Cristo Chronicle
Scientists are researching advanced vaccines for preventing HIV/AIDS, protecting humans against bioterrorism, and treating devastating diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's. In recent years, however, vaccines have been victims of their own success.

XOMA Corp Lifted to "Hold" at Zacks (XOMA)
The Legacy
XOMA Corp logo Zacks upgraded shares of XOMA Corp (NASDAQ:XOMA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday, MarketBeat reports. According to Zacks, “XOMA Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the ...

Poland Making Progress on ASF Control
ThePigSite.com
“If ASF from this region were to spread further, then this would have to be due to either human error resulting from ignorance or an act of bioterrorism,” Mr Pirsztuk said. Meanwhile Professor Krzysztof Niemczuk, the Director of the National Veterinary ...

Zacks Upgrades XOMA Corp to Hold (XOMA)
The Legacy
XOMA Corp logo XOMA Corp (NASDAQ:XOMA) was upgraded by Zacks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, Market Beat reports. According to Zacks, “XOMA Corporation is a biopharmaceutical ...

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