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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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Lone Wolf Bioterrorism: Single Wolf Against the Pack
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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 ...

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 ...

NY DOH Develops Multiplex Real-Time PCR to Combat Staph Food Poisoning ...
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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 ...

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 ...

XOMA Corp Upgraded to Hold by Zacks (XOMA)
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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, AnalystRatings.Net reports. According to Zacks, “XOMA Corporation is a ...

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 ...

CDC to review oversight of bioterror labs after USA TODAY investigation
KYTX
The USDA identified 479 pages of records involving letters to labs notifying them they were being put on a PIPP but in March refused to release any of them, citing a secrecy provision in the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and ...

Biodefense Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And ...
Medgadget.com (blog)
Biodefense is a measure to combat the potential effects of bioterrorism that utilizes biological agents, or deploys biological weaponry. Bioterrorism is a deliberate release of biological agents such as bacteria, virus, germs or toxins which may be in ...

Obama East African Visit Enhanced Security Co-Operation
AllAfrica.com
... Programmes Agreement, which aims at facilitating efforts to reduce the threat from naturally occurring diseases, biological attacks or unintentional release of biological pathogens and toxins and the risks posed by non-state actors of engaging in ...

Grad students creating terrorist weapon vaccines
Texas A&M The Battalion
The research compiled by the A&M graduates will help develop better vaccines and treatments to protect citizens from bioterrorism weapons, Woods said. "The research we're doing is a very small piece of the puzzle and it'll provide a foundation for ...

Kenya, US Sign Pacts to Deepen Bilateral Relations As Obama Lands in Nairobi
AllAfrica.com
... Biological Engagement Programs Agreement aimed at facilitating efforts to reduce threat from naturally occurring diseases, biological attacks or 'unintentional release of biological pathogens and toxins and the risks posed by non-state actors of ...

USAMRIID finds promising treatment for deadly Marburg virus
Frederick News Post (subscription)
The U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases has determined an experimental drug may be able to treat people exposed to the frequently fatal Marburg virus. The drug "has the potential to be used to treat Marburg virus infection" if ...

Antiviral compound protects nonhuman primates against Marburg virus: Safety ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Case fatality rates associated with Marburg virus have been reported to be nearly 90 percent and the virus is deemed a potential "Category A" bioterrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No licensed vaccine or therapy is ...

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Is Now Health Security
PR Newswire (press release)
BALTIMORE, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism has changed its name to Health Security. The bimonthly peer-reviewed journal is published in print and online by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers, of New ...

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Multiple poisonings with sodium azide at a local restaurant. (Apr 2014)
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Rising threat of terrorist bomb blasts in Karachi--a 5-year study. (Aug 2013)
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Hospitals and terrorism: the realities; the future; mitigating risks. (2013)
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Nuclear and radiological terrorism: continuing education article. (Jun 2013)
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Severe Pediatric Head Injury During the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts. (Jul 2015)
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A translatable predictor of human radiation exposure. (2014)
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Disaster preparedness, pediatric considerations in primary blast injury, chemical, and biological terrorism. (Feb 2014)
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