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
Bioterrorism research at Tulane primate center in Covington still on hold ...
The New Orleans Advocate
Almost seven months after authorities announced that a deadly bacterium had escaped a secure lab at the Tulane National Primate Center in Covington and infected two monkeys, a federal suspension of the center's bioterrorism research remains in place, ...

Bioterrorism and Food Security - by Compliance Global Inc.
PR.com (press release)
Thwarting food bioterrorism is critical to minimizing not only the health risk appraisal, but also the economic risk. Beyond the illness that can occur as a result of the intentional contamination of food, the economic impact on brand name and product ...

Schools are underprepared for pandemics and natural disasters
Medical Xpress
Missouri schools are no more prepared to respond to pandemics, natural disasters, and bioterrorism attacks than they were in 2011, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official ...
Schools are underprepared for pandemics and natural disasters: StudyEurekAlert (press release)

NU's $200 million fundraising drive has students, programs in mind
Omaha World-Herald
The Our Students, Our Future initiative, to conclude at the end of 2017, will provide direct support for university students through need- and merit-based scholarships, according to a press release from the University of Nebraska. The goal of $200 ...

NACDS' Jaeger: Community pharmacy key in emergency preparedness
Drug Store News
An article written by public health experts that appeared in the Biosecurity and Bioterrorism journal stated: “With the expanded role of community pharmacists in public health during the past decade, their participation in response to emergencies has ...

Biotechnology Instrumentation Market – Global Forecast 2010 – 2017
Medgadget.com (blog)
Other factors propelling this market include technological advancement, reduced cost, improved patient satisfaction due to elimination of use of antibiotics and other drugs, impending threat of transmission of AIDS and increased potential of ...

HHS Enters Into Strategic Alliance to Accelerate New Antibiotics Development
Multiple drug countermeasures to combat bioterrorism threats and other life-threatening bacterial infections will be developed under a public-private partnership agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant ...

National Biosurveillance Integration Center Faces Challenges to Biological ...
“Further,” GAO added, “because the data needed to detect an emerging infectious disease or bioterrorism threat may come from a variety of sources, the ability to share and analyze data from multiple sources may help officials better collaborate to ...

Drill tests ability to respond to multiple disasters
Chicago Tribune
The scenario concocted by emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinator Lori Postma, while proving exactly why she earned the nickname "Mistress of Mayhem," showed how many layers are involved during a catastrophic event. In it, a CSX train ...

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