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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 - 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 ...

How To Make The 'Ebola Bomb': Why You Should Stop Worrying About ...
CIMSEC
Although Ebola infection of animals through aerosol particles can be effective, it has not successfully been transferred with this method to humans (Manoj Karwa, Brian Currie and Vladimir Kvetan, “Bioterrorism: Preparing for the impossible or the ...

Bioterrorism Response Drill Volunteers Needed
Irving Weekly
The Irving Office of Emergency Management will be partnering with Dallas County Health and Human Services to conduct a Bioterrorism response drill in October. We are in need of volunteers willing to play the role of patients for the Irving Point of ...

Are we prepared for the next emergency?
Philly.com (blog)
Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a public health nonprofit, addressed these questions in two reports: Ready or Not: Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism in 2012 and Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Disease in ...

ZMapp Ebola Drug Production Set for Texas, Possibly North Carolina
Xconomy
These centers, which would address threats from naturally occurring diseases as well as acts of bioterrorism, represent alliances between government, industry, and academia. Texas A&M recently opened a pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing facility ...

Statement by the Chair of Global Health Security Agenda White House Event ...
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
... Security Agenda and outlined key priorities for the Administration on Global Health Security, including ending the Ebola epidemic, combating antibiotic resistant bacteria, improving biosafety and biosecurity on a global basis, and preventing ...

Officials: US, World Ill-Prepared, Too Vulnerable to Pandemic
Newsmax.com
Congress in 2004 passed "Project Bioshield" to finance medical countermeasures against bioterrorism, and the effort was joined in 2013 with the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act. Still, "dangerous gaps remain," Gottlieb and Troy ...

Leadership exodus viewed as 'cyclical'
Stockton Record
11 attacks and led to the opening last year of a new lab in Stockton meant to provide rapid testing of suspected virulent disease or bioterrorism for the eight-county region. The 62-year-old said there were a number of factors in his deciding to retire ...

White House announces steps for Global Health Security Agenda
BioPrepWatch
U.S. priorities include combating antibiotic resistant bacteria, preventing bioterrorism and improving biosafety and biosecurity. The GHSA was formally launched on Feb. 13 to protect the world from threats of infectious diseases and make global health ...

Montana State University's TechLink plays important role in combating Ebola ...
Montana State University
... from the Food and Drug Administration, the Ebola-fighting product could be added to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile, a repository of vaccines and therapeutics available in the case of a national emergency involving bioterrorism or a natural ...

FACT SHEET: Global Health Security Agenda: Getting Ahead of the Curve on ...
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
... are designed to outline tangible, measurable steps required to prevent outbreaks, detect threats in real time, and rapidly respond to infectious disease threats —whether naturally occurring, the result of laboratory accidents, or an act of ...

Medicine dispensing drill preps Capitol employees for emergencies
Charleston Gazette
Although the project is the result of nearly three years of emergency preparedness planning and does not suggest a specific threat against capitol employees, Messina said the drill focused on anthrax because of its widespread use in bioterrorism ...

Global leaders 'answer call' against deadly outbreaks such as Ebola
Washington Post
Kenya's health minister, James Macharia, whose country is working with Denmark to establish an agency focused on bioterrorism and biosecurity, said conflicts both inside and outside his nation pose a challenge. “We are surrounded by countries with ...

Teen Science Café bringing 'zombies' to Farmington
Daily Journal Online
She publishes and lectures nationally on bioterrorism, pandemic planning, emerging infectious diseases, and infection prevention practices. Rebmann has helped respond to naturally occurring outbreaks of disease such as those following Hurricane Katrina ...

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μ-PADs for detection of chemical warfare agents. (2002)
Brain Nerve
[The nerve agent sarin: history, clinical manifestations, and treatment]. (May 2014)
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Fire disaster following LPG tanker explosion at Chala in Kannur (Kerala, India): August 27, 2012. (Nov 2013)
Chin J Traumatol
Modern concepts of transport in multiple trauma: a narrative review. (2013)
Forensic Sci Int
Carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of factory-produced RDX and HMX. (Jul 2014)
Int J Environ Res Public Health
Managing terrorism or accidental nuclear errors, preparing for iodine-131 emergencies: a comprehensive review. (Apr 2014)
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Chemical inactivation of protein toxins on food contact surfaces. (Jul 2012)
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Direct detection of RDX vapor using a conjugated polymer network. (Jun 2013)
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Medical mitigation model: quantifying the benefits of the public health response to a chemical terrorism attack. (Jun 2013)
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Impact of terrorism on health and Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale screening in medical students, Karachi, Pakistan. (Mar 2014)
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Critical care on Role 2 Afloat: a nursing perspective. (2013)
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Patho-Genes.org: a website dedicated to gene sequences of potential bioterror bacteria and PCR primers used to amplify them. (Sep 2012)
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Why we are here: early reflections on the role of reconstructive plastic surgery in the 2013 Boston marathon bombings. (Dec 2013)
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