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  • MSU Emergency Manager: Communication, education, risk assessment key in control of outbreaks

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am

    MSU Emergency Manager: Communication, education, risk assessment key in control of outbreaks In rural Kentucky, the students and staff at Murray State University will be well protected in the event of an incident of bioterrorism or an outbreak of a deadly disease, according to Jeff Steen, the director of the university’s emergency … Read More »

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  • Pike County follows state lead in emergencies

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am

    Pike County follows state lead in emergencies In Pike County, Indiana, the emergency management team operates through the sheriff’s office and follows state guidelines in the case of a local outbreak of Ebola, a biological attack or any related emergencies. “We follow the same state procedures that … Read More »

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  • U.S. preparedness tied to global response

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am

    U.S. preparedness tied to global response With the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever raging in West Africa and cases appearing in Spain and Dallas, U.S. preparedness in the face of biological agents like Ebola or anthrax comes into question. Would the U.S. be prepared in an … Read More »

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  • Volunteers ready to respond to possible emergency situations in Dale County

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am

    Volunteers ready to respond to possible emergency situations in Dale County Dale County Citizen Corps are well prepared to respond in the event of a disease or biological terror attack, according to Shari Russell, the coordinator of the Dale County Citizen Corps. “We do whatever we are told to do,” Russell … Read More »

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  • Connectedness key to Wyoming Department of Health’s disaster response

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am

    Connectedness key to Wyoming Department of Health’s disaster response The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) stays heavily connected to counties, reservations and medical organizations across the state to achieve a streamlined response in the event of an emergency. “A successful bio-preparedness response is a team effort, achieved by working … Read More »

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  • Single-dose anthrax vaccine shows promise in testing phase

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am

    Single-dose anthrax vaccine shows promise in testing phase A non-human primate study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) using an anthrax vaccine from Immunovaccine, Inc., found significant immunity to anthrax after only a single dose, the company reported today. Researcher’s from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy … Read More »

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  • PAHO director addresses Latin American, Caribbean Ebola preparedness

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am

    PAHO director addresses Latin American, Caribbean Ebola preparedness Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa Etienne is visiting Cuba this week to address preparedness in the face of potential cases of the Ebola virus at a meeting of the Bolivian Alliance for the Peoples of … Read More »

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  • DHS to host outbreak management webinar

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am

    DHS to host outbreak management webinar The latest webinar in the Capacity Building Webinar Series will be hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Group (FRG) and the National Information Sharing Consortium at 1 p.m. EST on Oct. 23. … Read More »

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  • 100,000 Ebola assays in total provided by Navy Medical Research Team

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am

    100,000 Ebola assays in total provided by Navy Medical Research Team Since the start of the current Ebola outbreak, the Naval Medical Research Team (NMRC) with the Department of Defense has been producing detection assays that now number more than 100,000. The assays have been critical in determining cases of Ebola … Read More »

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  • Sarepta Therapeutics to publish Ebola, Marburg study results

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am

    Sarepta Therapeutics to publish Ebola, Marburg study results Two experimental compounds to prevent the spread of the Ebola and Marburg viruses showed promise in recent initial human testing by Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. In two separate studies, 30 healthy adult volunteers were given up to 9 milligrams of AVI-6002, … Read More »

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  • Senegal stops spread of Ebola

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am

    Senegal stops spread of Ebola Following an Ebola outbreak that began in August, Senegal has effectively stopped the spread of the deadly virus through the country through diligent efforts by the government, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday. The initial case of Ebola, … Read More »

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  • BARDA issues order for ZMapp Ebola drug

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm

    BARDA issues order for ZMapp Ebola drug The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) issued a “task order” on Thursday requesting three advanced biology laboratories submit plans to produce the expiremental Ebola drug ZMapp. The three labs, dubbed Centers for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing, … Read More »

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  • Allen County Emergency Management sees potential for citizen preparedness in emergency

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am

    Allen County Emergency Management sees potential for citizen preparedness in emergency Things are calm in Allen County, Kentucky, but for Preparedness Coordinator Lindsey Vick there are always procedures to follow and preparations underway. Her office focuses on concerns for local health first – when an outbreak occurs, the first step is … Read More »

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  • Alabama county uses Strategic National Stockpile program to combat potential outbreaks

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am

    Alabama county uses Strategic National Stockpile program to combat potential outbreaks In Randolph County, preparedness for a possible outbreak falls under the supervision of Donnie Knight, the director of the county’s Emergency Management Agency. The local team serves on point for the statewide Health Department, which Knight said is responsible for … Read More »

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