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  • European health officials to visit countries most affected by Ebola

    14 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am

    European health officials to visit countries most affected by Ebola Two leading European Union health officials announced this week that they will make a four-day visit to countries most affected by Ebola. EU Ebola Coordinator Christos Stylianides and Commissioner for Health Vytenis Andriukaitis began the trip on Nov. 12 and … Read More »

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  • Hotzone Solutions hosts weeklong arms-control seminar for Saudi diplomats

    14 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am

    Hotzone Solutions hosts weeklong arms-control seminar for Saudi diplomats Hotzone Solutions, an international training and consulting company, recently provided training in arms control and disarmament in Brussels at the request of the Saudi Arabian National Authority for the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions. Diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign … Read More »

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  • Countervail to develop anti-nerve agent compound

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am

    Countervail to develop anti-nerve agent compound Countervail Corp. announced on Saturday that it has received an additional $5.4 million from the Department of Homeland Security and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to research nerve agent counter measures. The company is to continue the … Read More »

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  • AFB testimony urges better preventative measures

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am

    AFB testimony urges better preventative measures The Alliance for BioSecurity (AFB), a consortium of companies that develop biological defense products, recently submitted a written testimony calling for research support to develop vaccines and treatment options for deadly diseases. The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa brings … Read More »

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  • Smiths Detection liquid explosives detector receives certification

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am

    Smiths Detection liquid explosives detector receives certification Smiths Detection announced on Thursday that its HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR system has obtained Standard 3 Type C certification from the European Civil Aviation Conference, which means the machine can detect liquid explosives. The system uses a dual X-ray to detect … Read More »

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  • ASM seeks Omnibus Appropriations Bill passage

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am

    ASM seeks Omnibus Appropriations Bill passage In a letter to Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), the chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recently urged the passage of the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill by the end of the year. ASM … Read More »

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  • Mark Bauer newest senior research leader at Battelle

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am

    Mark Bauer newest senior research leader at Battelle Battelle named its 12th senior research leader — Mark Bauer — on Wednesday. Bauer is an analytical chemist who has been with for Battelle for 27 years. He has worked in environmental protection areas and since 2001 has been a … Read More »

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  • House subcommittee to hold hearing on Ebola

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am

    House subcommittee to hold hearing on Ebola The U.S. House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations will hold a hearing on Ebola at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18. The featured witnesses will be Rabih Torbay, the senior vice president for … Read More »

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  • TRSA reviews how to handle bloodborne pathogens

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am

    TRSA, an international organization that supports textile services companies, recently released information on Ebola and how to handle clothing stained by a person infected with a bloodborne pathogen. Viruses such as Ebola or Lassa fever are classified as a Biosafety … Read More »

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  • Preparing for Ebola key to controlling outbreak

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am

    Preparing for an Ebola outbreak is key to keeping the virus from spreading, according to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. Dr. Marcos Espinal said the goal for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean should be to prevent … Read More »

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  • NAEMT lifetime achievement award goes to Jay Fitch

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am

    NAEMT lifetime achievement award goes to Jay Fitch The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) recently presented Joseph “Jay” Fitch, Ph.D., with the 2014 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given to those recognized by the association as having committed their lives to emergency … Read More »

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  • Pair addresses emergency management with uniquely challenged communities

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am

    Pair addresses emergency management with uniquely challenged communities Tammy VanOverBeke, the Lyon County emergency management director, and Ted Stamp, an employee of the Southwestern Center for Independent Living, are on a mission to educate Minnesotans with unique challenges about emergency preparedness. The pair have developed a disaster-preparedness presentation … Read More »

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  • Illinois Department of Public Health keeps caches of supplies for emergencies

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am

    Illinois Department of Public Health keeps caches of supplies for emergencies To stay prepared for any emergencies that may arise, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) maintains action plans and caches of supplies to aid in response. “State and local public health has bio-specific plans in place,” Sheila Porter, a … Read More »

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  • Uganda free of Marburg virus

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am

    Uganda free of Marburg virus Ugandan officials announced on Tuesday that the country is free of Marburg virus after a 42-day World Health Organization-imposed surveillance period ended following the death of a health care worker from the virus in September. No new cases were reported … Read More »

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  • U.S. hospitals to be supplied Ebola protective equipment

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am

    U.S. hospitals to be supplied Ebola protective equipment The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that $2.7 million worth of personal protection equipment will be sent to hospitals to assist in the care of Ebola patients. Altogether, 50 kits have been prepared and … Read More »

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