Center for Biologic Counterterrorism
and Emerging Diseases CBC-ED
MedStar Health Group   Washington, DC     Cloud Updated Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:40 EST
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
Introducing...The counterterrorism vaccine
A research team from the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (FFUC) developed a nasal vaccine for fatal threat scenarios of bioterrorism with anthrax, which may be given by any person in a ...

Biolabs in your backyard
Alexandria Town Talk
The bacteria is classified as a tier 1 select agent because of its ability to be used in bioterrorism. Researchers are working to identify ways to effectively treat people infected by a pathogen used in a bioterrorist attack. “If we understand the ...

Report: Public health threat lurking at biolabs nationwide
BioPharma Dive
... level 4 biolabs where the most secretive, dangerous work is conducted, represent major public health threats. However, bioterrorism is a very real threat and needs to be addressed. More oversight and attention to detail is needed to avert a bio ...

Joe Lieberman: US Has Been Lucky to Dodge Bioterror Attacks
He rated the nation's anti-bioterrorism efforts a "D" — saying that a bio shield system in some parts of the country and a strong public health system have been significant in recent years — while slamming President Barack Obama's inability to move ...

US Department of Homeland Security Breaks Ground on $835 Million National ...
Newswire Today (press release)
It will also provide the necessary infrastructure to improve understanding and preparedness for potential bioterrorism employing foreign animal disease and zoonotic disease pathogens that may be accidentally or intentionally introduced in the United ...

Pirate's Eye on Daniel Regenye, MHA '99
Seton Hall University News & Events
The response to bioterrorism has changed the approaches taken by public health systems. Regenye explained that, “CBRNE plans have been independently drafted to ensure that biological events, which are no different than chemical responses, can be ...

DC hearing on bioterrorism;UA College of Medicine Dean testifies
Tucson News Now
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 ...

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