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The Bioterrorism Threat

Bioterrorism refers to the malicious use of bacteria, viruses or biological toxins, to threaten or cause harm to humans, animals or agriculture, and there is a number of terrorist groups demonstrating an interest and...


Attack on life: biothreats in the background

With Daesh on the retreat in the Middle East, the threat to the West from returnees and homegrown radicalised advocates is persistent and growing. So is their M.O. for attacks: from guns and bombs...


Taking CBRN Collaboration to the next level

Police, fire brigades, Municipal Health Services (GGD), Regional Medical Emergency Preparedness and Planning Offices (GHOR), Safety Regions and the Ministry of Defense in the Netherlands have announced that they will collaborate even more closely...


Scarlet fever cases hit 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 – research in the Lancet shows. The disease has been on the rise since 2014,...


PGZ proceeds with Pilica production

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) announced on 5 December that it is launching the production of the Pilica air defence system. Deliveries of the system will start in 2019 and last until 2022. The contract...


Biodefense Headlines – December 4, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties, firing healthcare workers for flu vaccine refusal, and inhibitors of anthrax edema [Read more]...


Fake IEDs Found at Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Two fake improvised explosive devices were found in a trash can near the entrance to the Myanmar Embassy’s visa section in Bangkok on Monday morning. The area was closed while...


Yemeni rebels claim cruise missile attack on UAE

Yemen’s Ansar Allah group further fuelled suspicion that it is receiving Iranian strategic weapons when it claimed it had carried out a long-range cruise missile attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The group,...


Pandora Report 12.1.2017

Are you registered for the Read-Out on the GHSA Summit in Kampala? Just a friendly reminder – we’ll be on hiatus next week as we attend the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties....

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