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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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The Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 requires a biennial review and republication of the list. In determining whether to include an agent or toxin on the list, the law requires the effect the toxin will have on production and ...

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Is Now Health Security
PR Newswire (press release)
BALTIMORE, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism has changed its name to Health Security. The bimonthly peer-reviewed journal is published in print and online by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers, of New ...

Forensic Specialists Present New Analytical Strategies for Identification of ...
SelectScience.net (press release) (registration)
Specialists in forensic science will explain how Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS), a relatively new analytical technique for component-specific particle size and shape analysis, can be used to analyze hoax powders used in bioterrorism ...

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Survivor of the Raccoon City incident, 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. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious ...

The Global Surveillance Market for Hazard Protection Will Post a CAGR of 16.10 ...
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
The report also emphasizes the evolution of viruses and bioterrorism as a driver for growth in hazard protection. The current protection solutions being used fail to scan for the minute presence of viruses, which can sometimes lead to widespread ...

HHS OKs Emergency Use of Unapproved Enterovirus D68 Tests
Medscape
These types of orders are often used to respond to perceived national security threats from bioterrorism, for instance, or in cases where military personnel might be exposed to agents or organisms in battle. They are also used when there is the ...

A portrait of the ecologist as an old misanthrope
LA Observed
Fortunately there is no such button to push--though the potential threat of bioterrorism is no laughing matter. I do worry a lot, however, about the misanthropy at the heart of some important and influential strands of environmentalism. It's a real ...

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 ...

David P. Fidler
Council on Foreign Relations
... Disease Control and Prevention (on global health issues), the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Science Board (on bioterrorism), the Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation ...

The little-known Tulane primate center: What sort of research is done there ...
The New Orleans Advocate
Ricin — which can be found in castor oil plant seeds — is considered a leading bioterrorism threat, and even tiny doses of it can be deadly. In April 2013, two ricin-laced letters were discovered at mail-screening facilities in Washington, D.C ...

Yon Yu: Helping make stockpiled medicines and experimental drugs available ...
Washington Post
When there is an unusual strain of influenza, a scare about bioterrorism, the threat of an epidemic like Ebola or the emergence of a rare disease, Yon Yu, a pharmacist and regulatory expert, is on the case. As an associate director for regulatory ...

Internal audit slams DHS for canceling technology to fight bio-threats
Washington Post
They said NVS's device would have helped to not only fight bioterrorism but also combat Ebola and better test for pathogens in the food supply. The technology was also supposed to help protect the president, and the Secret Service had provided about 20 ...

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 ...

Homeland Security panned for passing on bio-threat technology
Tribune-Review
They said NVS's device would have not only helped to fight bioterrorism but would combat Ebola and better test for pathogens in the food supply. The technology was also supposed to help protect the president, and the Secret Service had provided about ...

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.

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Radiologic features of injuries from the Boston Marathon bombing at three hospitals. (Aug 2014)
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A pan-European study of capabilities to manage mass casualties from the release of chemical agents: the MASH project. (2013)
Gleaning data from disaster: a hospital-based data mining method to study all-hazard triage after a chemical disaster. (2013)
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Genetic diversity of Bacillus anthracis in Europe: genotyping methods in forensic and epidemiologic investigations. (Sep 2013)
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Combination of biobarcode assay with on-chip capillary electrophoresis for ultrasensitive and multiplex biological agent detection. (Nov 2014)
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Intentional and inadvertent chemical contamination of food, water, and medication. (Feb 2015)
Organophosphate and carbamate poisoning. (Feb 2015)
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Virtual-world hospital simulation for real-world disaster response: Design and validation of a virtual reality simulator for mass casualty incident management. (Aug 2014)
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[Evaluation of a newly-developed ready-to-use commercial PCR kit for the molecular diagnosis of Francisella tularensis]. (Jan 2014)
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An aptamer-based biosensor for colorimetric detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. (2012)
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[Characteristic and classification of biological agents]. (Nov 2012)
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Reconsidering policy of casualty evacuation in a remote mass-casualty incident. (Feb 2014)
Does self-reporting facilitate history taking in food poisoning mass-casualty incidents? (Aug 2014)
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Application of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of radiation-induced Gastrointestinal syndrome. (Dec 2014)
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Medical aspects of bio-terrorism. (Jul 2013)
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