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USAMRIID-Bavarian Nordic Smallpox Vaccine Phase 3 Study

Bavarian Nordic announced on Feb. 6 the results of a successful Phase 3 clinical trial led by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) that demonstrated the safety and [Read more]...


Pandora Report 2.16.2018

White House Budget Hits Public Health The White House has released their new plan “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget”, which sees an increase in military spending, funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, and...


Bolivia is shaken by 2 explosions that kill 12 people

Children returned to school Thursday and nervous adults tried to get back to normal after being stunned by two deadly explosions during this mining city’s exuberant Carnival celebrations. People remained on edge as authorities...


China confirms first ever human case of H7N4 bird flu

A woman from eastern China has been confirmed as the first ever human case of H7N4 bird flu, according to Chinese authorities. Officials in Hong Kong have advised citizens to avoid wet markets, live...


Experts Say Nuclear Attack Preparation Is Lacking

The ability to react to an emergency alert is key to getting people the aid they need. But many question whether authorities are prepared to provide that initial help in the event of a...


US, S. Korea united as inter-Korea talks occur: Pence

Washington (AFP) Feb 10, 2018 – The US and South Korea stand united against North Korea’s nuclear program, even as the two Koreas hold talks in conjunction with the Winter Olympics, US Vice President...


NATO to launch military training mission in Iraq

NATO defence ministers agreed to begin planning for a formal NATO training mission in Iraq during a meeting in Brussels on 15 February. That mission is expected to be formally launched during the alliance’s...


British Army unveils Sky Sabre air defence system

The British Army unveiled the major components of its Sky Sabre air defence system at a customer engagement event on 5 February. The event, hosted by 16 Regiment Royal Artillery at its home base...


Biodefense Headlines – February 14, 2018

See what we’re reading at Global Biodefense on topics including the safest sample prep methods for MALDI-TOF analysis of threat agents, re-evaluating assumptions on monkeypox research, and looking at health security funding [Read more]...

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