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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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Bioterrorism exists in Indonesia: researcher
ANTARA
Surabaya, East Java (ANTARA News) - A professor of Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java province, believes that bioterrorism is prevalent in Indonesia, which is clear from incidents that mark the spread of viruses and disease-causing microbes.

The 2013-2018 Outlook for Bioterrorism Detection Equipment in India
PR.com (press release)
MarketreportsonIndia.com presents the report on "The 2013-2018 Outlook for Bioterrorism Detection Equipment in India." This report covers the latent demand outlook for bioterrorism detection equipment across the states, union territories and cities of ...

Predictions for the Field of Infectious Diseases for 2015
Medscape
This scenario is reminiscent of the federal response to bioterrorism in 2001 that prompted the creation of a bioweapon defense funding source and multiple academic bioterrorism centers. The lack of a subsequent bioweapon threat resulted in the ...

The DHS's role in confronting pandemics and bioterrorism
Federal Times (blog)
Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Editor's Note: This post was originally published on Nov. 4, 2014. The recent focus in the news over the outbreak of infectious Ebola has once again alerted us to the ...

To Neutralize Bioterrorism Just Add Tiny Motors To Water
Inside Science News Service
(Inside Science) -- Researchers around the world are studying how to destroy chemical and biological warfare agents without anyone getting hurt. A research group at the University of California, San Diego has demonstrated the ability to destroy ...

Watch the first 6 Raid Mode Missions from Resident Evil Revelations 2 on Xbox ...
Connected Digital World
Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organisation Terra Save. Moira Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office.

2015 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting: Media ...
Phys.Org
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together individuals who are carrying out research to defend against the threat of bioterrorism with decision makers shaping the future biodefense research agenda, recognizing that emerging infectious diseases ...

The DHS's vital role in confronting the threat of pandemics and bioterrorism
Federal Times
Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President and Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Previously, he served in government at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate.

Genetic safety switches could help curb potential bioterror risks
Phys.Org
Genetic safety switches could help curb potential bioterror risks. 13 hours ago. The potential threat of bioterrorism using man-made biological organisms could be reduced, thanks to a new method developed by scientists.

FBI-CDC workshop focuses on bioterrorism
University at Buffalo Reporter
The workshop focused on how local police and government and academic public health experts would work together to address a possible act of bioterrorism, such as this inspection of mail for anthrax at an undisclosed postal facility in November 2001.

Colorado State researchers study bioterrorism threat
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Lab researchers at CSU have been working on B. Pseudomallei research recently in response to it being a CDC listed bioterrorism threat. “Pretty much anything can be a biothreat, it just depends on how you define it,” said Herbert Schweizer, a ...

Book review: 'White Plague,' a thriller by James Abel
Washington Post
There are unsettling details about bioterrorism and the effect of global warming on the vast Arctic, its majestic mountains of ice turning to slush. This latter phenomenon plays well into the plot: When Rush's crew nears the sub, the ice beneath their ...

Bioterrorism - Plague As A Biological Weapon
Science 2.0
Introduction: Bioterrorism is the utilization of microorganisms or toxins in order to produce a disease and/or death in human beings, animals or plants. Different from conventional weaponry, relatively economic means are used that allow the elimination ...

New vaccine institute targets pathogens that kill children, plague ranchers
KU Today
Another KVI project involves work with a Kansas City-based group to develop and market a vaccine to protect against Burkholderia, a pathogen classified as a bioterrorism threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Burkholderia ...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Won't Feature Online Raid Mode At Launch, Will ...
Gamepur
Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organisation Terra Save. Moira Burton, new recruit and daughter of Resident Evil legend Barry Burton, is attending her welcome ...

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