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Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Improving Emergency Preparedness for the 54 Million Americans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walmart Foundation has made a $500,000 grant to further the work of the National Organization on Disability's (N.O.D.) Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI). N.O.D. is nationally recognized amongst emergency managers and the disability...

Consumers Encouraged to Add Personal Health Records (PHR) to Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

35 Million U.S. Residents At Risk with Atlantic Hurricane Predictions; Are Their Medical Records Safe? ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With hurricane season upon us, more than 35 million Americans are at risk for Atlantic hurricanes, and potentially so are their medical records....

Digital TV Transition Coming Soon; Update Preparedness Plans

Editorial note: Call (202) 303-5551 to speak with an American Red Cross spokesperson on the ground. WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The upcoming transition from analog to digital television signals will have a real effect on the disaster preparedness plans of many peo...

Coalition Calls on Secretary of Health to Make Hospital Emergency Preparedness a Priority

Coalition proffers a 6 Point Action Plan on infectious waste control during a pandemic WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an op-ed in Monday's Washington Times (link below), Emergency Preparedness Coalition says that the H1N1 Swine flu and previous issues, such as SARS, have ...

Experts to Discuss Worksite Preparedness Measures During May 19th Pandemic Flu Webinars

Designed to Help Employers and Business Owners Plan for Pandemic Impact PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Advocate, Inc. is hosting two free webinars on May 19, 2009 to help employers prepare for a possible H1N1 flu pandemic. Following the webinar Health Advocate will relea...

New Bill to Fund Climate Change and Public Health Preparedness Praised by Environmental and Health Groups

Legislation will support research, surveillance, planning and interagency coordination WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Trust for America's Health (TFAH), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) praised legislation introduced late yesterd...

Wildfire Evacuation Preparedness Tips for Pets

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparing your family to evacuate during a natural disaster takes some initial planning. In conjunction with California's Wildfire Awareness Week, PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance ( www.purinacare.com ) would like to offer some tips to help prepare...

Corporate Pandemic Preparedness Experts from Roche & PSEG to Advise Savvy Business Leaders May 15

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- When the unpredictable influenza season returns in the fall, health care officials warn that the seemingly lessening threat of the H1N1 outbreak may worsen. Operating under pandemic contingency plans already, nearly one-third of companies do not have a po...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation on what to do when a hurricane, tornado or other emergency strikes (Vocus) May 4, 2009 -- The number one reason people refuse to evacuate their homes during an emergency is because they do not want to leave their pets behind. A...

Pandemic Flu Preparedness Guides for Families, Businesses, Medical Providers, and Community Groups Released by Trust for America's Health

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today re-issued a series of It's Not Flu As Usual guides on pandemic flu preparedness for families, businesses, medical providers, and community groups. "Worry and fear will not protect us -- knowing the f...
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USAID Cooperates in Pandemic Preparedness Initiative

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is convening a group of civil society organizations today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in a regional exercise that will kick off the implementation stage of its Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness ini...

Deloitte and Nonprofit Roundtable Host Real-World Disaster Exercise as Next Step in Developing Preparedness Plan for Greater Washington Region

Former HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson Addresses Executives Before Day-Long Exercise WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from more than 50 Greater Washington nonprofit organizations meet today with disaster preparedness specialists from Deloitte & T...

The Government of Canada Procures IMVAMUNE(R) Smallpox Vaccine for the Country's Biological Preparedness

KVISTGARD, Denmark, December 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following a Request for Proposal issued in 2007 with the intent to procure an MVA-based, third generation smallpox vaccine, Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Department of National Defence, has awarde...

Human Genome Sciences Submits Biologics License Application to FDA for ABthrax(TM)

...r a contract entered into in 2006 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In the first quarter of 2009, under the BARDA contract, HGS achieved i...

Quest Diagnostics Introduces First Commercial Laboratory Test for Identifying the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus

...icials in the U.S. have done an exceptional job of managing the current Influenza emergency, and we continue to work closely with them to assist their preparedness efforts." Focus Diagnostics validated its new Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) RNA Real-Time RT-PCR Test using clinical specimens submitted to its r...

Corgenix, Tulane Announce Award of NIH Grant Extending Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program

...her important infectious agents--such as Ebola, Marburg and other hemorrhagic fever viruses--that are of concern to the public health and bioterrorism preparedness communities. About Corgenix Medical Corporation Corgenix (Denver, Colo.) is a leader in the development and manufacturing of specialized diag...

USAID Provides $5M in Emergency Support as Swine Flu Spreads

...e 2005, USAID has committed $543 million to support pandemic prevention and preparedness across the globe," said Alonzo Fulgham, Acting USAID Administrator. "This ...million to support pandemic its Avian and Pandemic Influenza prevention and preparedness activities across the globe since 2005. In addition, the USAID is position...

Human Genome Sciences Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results and Key Developments

...r a contract entered into in 2006 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Also under the contract, the Company plans to file a Biologics License Appli...

Novavax Presents Favorable Results from Phase I/IIa Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program at World Health Organization Conference

...Innovative Manufacturing - Has Potential to Address Gaps in Global Pandemic preparedness ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the 5th World Hea... approach have the potential to address an unmet need in pandemic influenza preparedness efforts being planned by health authorities around the world," said Dr. Rah...

Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile

...r a contract entered into in 2006 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "We believe ABthrax offers a significant step forward in the treatment...
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Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (July 27, 2009) According to a study in a special issue of Medical Decision Making , a large-scale, covert anthrax attack on a large city would overwhelm hospital resources even with an extremely effective public health response, primari...

Security preparedness at federally managed dams

A new report from the National Research Council, ASSESSMENT OF THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION'S SECURITY PROGRAM, looks at the level of security preparedness at many of the nation's largest dams, including five national critical infrastructure sites: Hoover, Folsom, Grand Coulee, Glen Canyon, and Shast...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

... editor of the Israeli Ministry of Health Pandemic preparedness Plan. "Our results could help preparedness planners identify workforce needs and develop stra.... "Employee response is a critical component of preparedness planning, yet it is often overlooked," said Daniel...

Early detection and quick response are key to defense against anthrax attack

...thorough use of advanced biosurveillance technologies and live, person-to-person communication," continues Dr. Hupert, who is also director of the new preparedness Modeling Unit at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "But most important of all are multilateral diplomatic efforts to prevent ...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

...g a 'one health' platform for research and training with SACIDS members in Africa." SACIDS has also won financial backing for analysis of national preparedness for disease outbreaks across the human and animal health sectors from the Rockefeller Foundation, on which LIDC will also assist. The SACIDS secretari...

American Society for Microbiology honors James W. Snyder

...tributions to the professional recognition of clinical microbiologists and/or immunologists. Dr. Snyder is honored for his efforts in bioterrorism preparedness which began several years before the 2001 anthrax attacks. He authored the ASM Cumitech publication, "Laboratory Safety, Management, and Diagnosis of ...

Government of Canada announces funding for research on the H1N1 flu virus

...h Columbia and his team will work with the Canadian Consortium for Pandemic preparedness Modelling to create mathematical models to rapidly analyze the transmission...ect the health of Canadians. These teams are funded through CIHR's pandemic preparedness strategic research initiative, and they were pre-selected through a competi...

The challenges of avian influenza virus: Mechanism, epidemiology and control

...ainland China and give a chronological and archival description of the events in Hong Kong. These accounts would greatly be appreciated for the future preparedness of possible pandemics. From the current human reported H5N1 virus infection cases, most of the patients could trace back with contacts of birds (chick...

Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past

... a lethal overdrive, reminiscent of the trajectory of the original 1918 virus. The threat of an avian flu pandemic hasn't gone away and emergency preparedness efforts may be inadequate to deal with the scope of such a pandemic, were one to occur. "In order to come up with vaccines and therapies, you have to...

Synthetic virus supports a bat origin for SARS

...ure. "The approaches used here address fundamental questions in virus movement between species," Denison said, "and also could improve public health preparedness by allowing rapid responses to naturally emerging or intentionally introduced zoonotic pathogens." ...
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BIO Visitors Bring Viral Preparedness to Atlanta

North Carolina giveaways show state's growing germ-fighting focus ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the North Carolina contingent to this week's Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) conference in Atlanta are pressing a point as they press the flesh with tho...

New York Strengthens Emergency Preparedness with Cardinal Health Ventilators

DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care, today announced an order by the New York Department of Health for its public health preparedness program. As part of an expanding...

Significant Progress Made in Nation's Preparedness to Respond to Public Health Emergencies; But Gaps in Critical Areas Threaten Overall Readiness

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today released the fifth annual "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism" report, which found that while important progress has been made, critical areas of the natio...

Winter Park Home to World's Foremost Producers of Large-Scale Decontamination Equipment

...ave billions of dollars in stopping the spread of HAIs, it also allows leaders to take a proactive approach to the global healthcare problem, increase preparedness for pandemic influenza and bioterrorism, and protect the health of emergency personnel, patients, hospitals and other critical assets. The AeroCla...

Human Genome Sciences Announces New Order for Raxibacumab (ABthrax(TM)) from U.S. Government

...r a contract entered into in 2006 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In April 2009, HGS fulfilled its commitment to deliver the first 20,000 dose...

Data Published in The New England Journal of Medicine Support Use of Raxibacumab (ABthrax(TM)) for the Treatment of Inhalation Anthrax

...r a contract entered into in 2006 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In April 2009, HGS fulfilled its commitment to deliver the first 20,000 dose...

Meso Scale Diagnostics' Point of Care Influenza Test Led to the First Identification of A(H1N1) Swine Flu Infection

...nder a contract with CDC, supported by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), an office under the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). MSD's test supports BARDA's goal of advancing rapid point-of-car...

Human Genome Sciences Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Key Developments

...r a contract entered into in 2006 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Positive Results Announced for Second of Two Phase 3 Trials of Albufer...

MMR Offers Free Surgical Masks to Call Attention to Importance of Personal Health Records in Preparing for Possible Swine Flu Pandemic

...ives, and this threat provides a heightened sense of that need." Because information-sharing is a critical element of any emergency and disaster preparedness program, MyMedicalRecords features a special Emergency portal that enables doctors and medical personnel to access a patient's critical medical inform...

News Release: Homeland Security to Take Centre Stage with Global Security Asia 2009

...any civil emergency or natural disaster. But we should never think that we have arrived and that Singapore is ready for any emergency. This is because preparedness is not an end-state, it is always 'work in progress'." Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has set aside a budget of SG$162 million to...
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cGMP Safe Deposit Facility from European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)

Description:...e. The chart recorder has been tested to IQ/OQ. Security: The site benefits from the high level of security that applies to the Centre for Emergency preparedness and Response, Health Protection Agency, Porton Down. Security staff are present on site 24 hours a day and access to the ultra low storage facility is...
Company:European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)
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