Center for Biologic Counterterrorism
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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
What it's like at the largest mock bioterrorism drill in California's history
San Bernardino County Sun
San Bernardino County public health employees unload 17 pallets of simulated medicines in a mock bioterrorism drill on Wednesday. Eleven Southern California counties and 13 public health agencies will take part in the state's largest bioterrorism drill ...

Southern California to conduct bioterrorism drill Monday
San Bernardino County Sun
Eleven Southern California counties and 13 public health agencies will take part in the state's largest bioterrorism drill starting Monday and continuing through the week, officials say. The event, called the Southern California Regional Exercise for ...

San Bernardino County participates in state's bioterrorism drill
San Bernardino County Sun
San Bernardino County public health employees unload 17 pallets of simulated medicines in a mock bioterrorism drill on Wednesday. Eleven Southern California counties and 13 public health agencies will take part in the state's largest bioterrorism drill ...

5-day California bioterrorism emergency drill continues despite Paris attacks
LA Daily News
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County public safety agencies will continue participating today in a statewide, five-day emergency drill simulating the response to a bioterror attack. The “Statewide Health & Medical Response” exercise was scheduled prior to ...

Tourism Tidbits: Bioterrorism And Tourism | By Peter Tarlow
Hospitality Net
The dictionary definition of bioterrorism: "a terrorist acts involving the use of harmful agents and products of biological origin, as disease-producing microorganisms or toxins" only presents a superficial understanding of the subject. Just as tourism ...

Martin County safety workers participate in bioterrorism exercise | Video
MARTIN COUNTY — A bioterrorism exercise is planned for Tuesday and Wednesday at Witham Field in Stuart and local hospitals, said county spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro. Officials from the county, Sheriff's Office, Fire Rescue, city of Stuart, Stuart ...

UCLA researchers use drug delivery to improve treatment of bioterrorism agent
Researchers at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute have developed a nanoparticle delivery system that improves an antibiotic's ability to combat the bacteria Francisella tularensis, which the feds have classified as a potential bioterrorism agent.

ProfNet Experts Available on Police in Schools, Bioterrorism, El Faro, More
PR Newswire (press release)
Police Intervention in Schools; Preparing for Bioterrorism/Biological Threats; Significant Investment is Needed to Improve Nation's Roadways; Discovery of the Wreckage From El Faro Cargo Ship That Sank During Hurricane Joaquin. MEDIA JOBS. Entertain ...

FSMA Final Foreign Verification Rule Includes Food-Contact Materials
The National Law Review
However, the HARPC regulation applies to food facilities that must register pursuant to the Bioterrorism Act, not food itself. Facilities that only manufacture food-contact substances are not required to register under the Bioterrorism Act. The FSVP ...

DHS' Bioterror Detection Program Unreliable, GAO Says
“The findings by the GAO bring into focus shortcomings in the BioWatch program at a time when concerns about the threat of a bioterrorism event are elevated,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), ranking member ...

Global Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Industry
PR Newswire (press release)
LONDON, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin ...

How does this make you feel?
Norwalk Reflector
In a response appended to the GAO report, a senior Homeland Security official, Jim H. Crumpacker, wrote that bioterrorism “remains a continuing threat to the security of our nation” and that BioWatch is the only “biosurveillance system designed to ...

Enhancing Our Soils' Biodiversity Can Improve Human Health
Lab Manager Magazine
Anthrax, which is well-known in the United States as a bioterrorism agent, is relatively common and found in soils worldwide. Anthrax spores can remain dormant in soils for decades, but with heavy rains, they are brought to the surface and attach to ...

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