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FDA Approves Inhalational Anthrax Therapeutic

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Anthrasil [Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)], also known as AIGIV, for treatment of inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Achievement of this milestone triggers a $7 million payment to the company under a development contract  Read More »

Highly pathogenic bird flu confirmed in Arkansas turkeys: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc, the nation’s biggest chicken company.

Syrian Activists Say Chlorine Gas Attack Kills 6 in Idlib Province

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Anti-government activists in Syria said Tuesday that a chlorine bomb attack by government forces on a northwestern village overnight had killed six people and filled clinics with choking victims.

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WHO and World Food Programme join forces to reach zero Ebola cases

WHO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases  Read More »