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CDC Updates PPE Guidance for Ebola

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated official guidance, effective Oct. 20, for personal protective equipment to be used by healthcare workers during management of patients with Ebola Virus Disease. The guidance is...

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DHS Urban Security Lab Seeks CBRN Respirators

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) is seeking information on commercially available Air Purifying Escape Respirators (APER) approved for use in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards....

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Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 21, 2014 – Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country’s concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its...

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Iran opposes extending troubled nuclear talks

Vienna (AFP) Oct 16, 2014 – Iran said Thursday it is against extending a November 24 deadline for troubled nuclear talks, even though major stumbling blocks remain in the way of a deal. “We...

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Kolkata City to get 30 radiation detection systems

THE TIMES OF INDIA – To ensure public safety, 30 radiation detection systems will be installed across Kolkata. The decision was taken in a meeting between the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and the...

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This Week in DC: Events

October 21, 2014 Iranian Policy Toward the Iraqi and Syrian Crises Date: October 21, 12:00pm Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC Tehran has had a longstanding alliance...

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How the microscopic Ebola virus kills thousands

TheWashingtonPost: The fear of Ebola has spread faster in America than the virus itself. Ebola has infected the American psyche, forcing us to do risk analysis of a pathogen we know little about. …read...

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Dozens Declared Free of Ebola Risk in Texas

NewYorkTimes: At least one chapter of the Ebola saga neared a close Sunday, as most of the dozens of people who had direct or indirect contact here with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man...

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WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission

WorldHealthOrganization: WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus. …read more From:: Virtual Biosecurity Center

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Army Hosts Radiological Detection System Industry Day

A pre-solicitation conference will be held Nov. 6, 2014 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Radiological Detection System (RDS) contracting effort. RDS will replace the joint services current...

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Online Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Training

The Department of Homeland Security is offering “IS-520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas” as a free on-line training course. This course introduces students to the characteristics of a pandemic influenza,...

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Pentagon Forms Ebola Rapid Response Team for U.S.

Defense Secretary Hagel yesterday ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United...

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Nigeria Stops Ebola Spread by Taking Cues from Polio Program

When the first Ebola case was confirmed in July 2014, health officials in Nigeria immediately repurposed polio technologies and infrastructures to conduct Ebola case-finding and contact-tracing. The strategy helped quickly and successfully contain further...

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Philippine Senate OKs bill prohibiting chemical weapons

GMA NEWS – Voting 15-0, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to prohibit the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons in the country. Senate Bill...

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Let’s get Otter here!

CBRN Academy/Swedish Rescue Training Centre AB and Lutra Associates Limited form partnership offering improved strategy, doctrine and equipment advice and realistic training for CBRNe, Hazmat, Civil and Disaster Relief …read more From:: CBRNe World...

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CDC to deploy Ebola response team to help hospitals

CIDRAP NEWS – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established an Ebola response team to immediately deploy to any hospital that has a confirmed Ebola patient, one of several steps...

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