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Biodefense Headlines – February 21, 2018

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the dangers of horsepox synthesis, portable biodosimetry systems, and improving vector-borne pathogen surveillance. SELECT AGENTS Horsepox Synthesis: A Case of [Read more]...


Participação em Atividade de DQBRN no Exterior

Atendendo ao convite formulado pela CBRNe Society and Centro de Información Química (CINQUI), o Exército Brasileiro participou da NCT South America 2018. O evento foi realizado nos dias 13 e 14 de fevereiro e...


India’s MoD approves purchase of additional ICVs

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved procurements worth INR18.50 billion (USD286 million) for the Indian Army (IA) and the Indian Navy (IN) on 20 February. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is headed by...


Spotlight: U.S. Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering Specialists

U.S. Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) specialists provide operational health risk assessment expertise to enhance a commander’s decision making and health service support capabilities. This is achieved by identifying health hazards, potential [Read more]...


South Korea aims to procure additional PAC-3 MSE interceptors

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 7 February that the government will seek additional Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors from the United States, with a contract scheduled...


Biodefense Headlines – February 19, 2018

See what we’re reading at Global Biodefense on topics including the Gesundheit Machine, Lassa fever in Nigeria, and fractional dosing of countermeasures in short supply. POLICY + POLITICS White House Proposes Shifting [Read more]...


Viewpoint: Chemical weapons ‘threat to West’

Reports of attacks using chemical weapons in Syria are occurring with alarming frequency, despite international warnings that such acts cross an intolerable red line. Here, chemical weapons expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon argues that the...


DoD Seeks Supplier for 2018-2019 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is soliciting for the supply of Injectable Influenza Vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season. Approximately 3.6 million doses are included in this requirement. The vaccines shall [Read more]...


Black Death: Blame the Fleas and Lice, Not the Rats

A modeling study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science suggests that human fleas and body lice–rather than rodents–may have caused a string of historical plague outbreaks [Read more]...

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