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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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Neutralize Bioterrorism With Tiny Motors
Science 2.0
(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 ...

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.

Bioterrorism, ISIS And Ebola Mania - OpEd
Eurasia Review
Bioterrorism has become, rather appropriately, another mutation in the debate on how foreign fighters arriving in a country might behave. Individuals such as Jim Carafano, vice president of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National ...

From epidemic to bioterrorism: mitigating contractor risks in a worst-case ...
Lexology (registration)
While the current Ebola outbreak is a natural epidemic, the idea that the virus could be used as a bioterrorist threat has been considered. Accordingly, the potential for obtaining Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Support Anti-terrorism by ...

Study says Arkansas Vulnerable to Bioterrorism & Infectious Disease Outbreak
KAIT
"People often think that bioterrorism means someone releasing some kind of gas or bomb and really, the type of bioterrorism attack that the American Medical Association is referring to is more a disease or epidemic that might impact the state. I don't ...

Ebola, toxic mold, & bioterrorism decontamination training for illinois ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association introduces Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification to handle Ebola, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats for key personnel and managers of Illinois fire department rescue squads, public ...
Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for California ...PRWire (press release)

Louisiana Hospitals To Receive Bioterrorism Funds
KLFY
The state initially will receive $16.5 million to upgrade the public health system to handle a bioterrorism attack. Then, $7.76 million will be used to make sure there is enough hospital capacity to handle victims should such an attack occur. Last year ...

Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for Indiana Rescue ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association introduces Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification to handle Ebola, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats for key personnel and managers of Indiana fire department rescue squads, public ...

Ebola, Bioterrorism, & Toxic Mold Decontamination Pennsylvania Hospital ...
WhaTech
The Environmental Hygienists Association introduces Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification to handle Ebola, toxic mold, and bioterrorism threats for key personnel and managers of Pennsylvania hospital, fire department rescue ...
Ebola, Germ, & Toxic Mold Decontamination Expert Fry Joins 2 Hospital ...PRWire (press release)

Local Hospitals Prepare for Bioterrorism
WTOC
To learn more about how your local hospitals are taking steps to fight bioterrorism, Candler Hospital is offering a conference on bioterrorism, community preparedness and emergency response. It's tomorrow night at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler ...

Ebola, Germ, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for Ohio ...
PRWire (press release)
Test the surfaces and the insides of room ceilings, walls, floors, attics, basements, and crawl spaces for biological dangers such as bacteria, Ebola and other viruses, toxic mold spores, and bioterrorism health threats such as weaponized Anthrax ...

Ebola, Toxic Mold, & Bioterrorism Decontamination Training for Arizona Rescue ...
PRWire (press release)
Montrose, MI, October 30, 2014 -- The Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) Certified Decontamination Specialist training and certification is ideal and necessary for key personnel, managers, and owners of Arizona mold remediation and water ...

EXCLUSIVE: UH biolab accused of lax security
Hawaii News Now
"Here we are living in an era of biosecurity, bioterrorism and all that and I think the public just assumes the university has the proper expertise and all that." Scientists at the John A. Burns School of Medicine conduct a research on a number of ...

Ebola: A slow-motion atomic bomb
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
For another, there is some evidence that organizations such as ISIS are interested in acquiring biological weapons; Ebola is listed as a bioterrorism agent by the CDC, and this uncontrolled epidemic is giving terrorists a virtually unlimited supply of ...

Why would robbers steal Ebola blood samples?
Risk Science Center
But the fact remains that the Ebola, and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, are potential agents for bioterrorism and as such the international community should be doing a lot more to ensure the safe conveyance and disposal of such hazardous material.

BioTerrorism Drills Throughout Texas
KLTV
It was all done in an effort to protect thousands in the event of a bioterrorism attack. The Strategic National Stockpile, or SNS, practiced distributing medicine, supplies and equipment to more than 1000 volunteer "patients." This was the first full ...

Minister Points Out Challenges to Higher Education
AllAfrica.com
The three-day event is being attended by physicians, students and other individuals from Angola, Brazil, Portugal, Egypt, Nigeria, Cuba, and will address toxicology, research, education and society, technological disasters, mass poisoning, bioterrorism ...

Biohacking and the problem of bioterrorism
O'Reilly Radar
You don't get very far discussing synthetic biology and biohacking before someone asks about bioterrorism. So, let's meet the monster head-on. I won't downplay the possibility of a bioterror attack. It's already happened. The Anthrax-contaminated ...

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Mass casualties in Tahrir Square at the climax of the Egyptian uprising: evidence of an emerging pattern of regime's organized escalating violence during 10 hours on the night of January 28, 2011. (Dec 2012)
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How to communicate with the public about chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorism: a systematic review of the literature. (Dec 2012)
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[Emergency and disaster response in critical care unit in the Mexican Social Security Institute: triage and evacuation]. (May-Jun 2013)
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Carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of factory-produced RDX and HMX. (Jul 2014)
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Assessment of biodosimetry methods for a mass-casualty radiological incident: medical response and management considerations. (Dec 2013)
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A case report of gunshot terror attack in pregnancy: implications for forensic nursing. (Sep 2012)
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Ocular blast injuries in mass-casualty incidents: the marathon bombing in Boston, Massachusetts, and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (Sep 2014)
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[Experience of Olympic host-countries in procuring protection from a biological threat]. (Jan-Feb 2014)
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