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By Category: Countermeasures

Judge says nurse who treated Ebola patients does not have to be fully quarantined

TheWashingtonPost: A judge who had temporarily agreed to quarantine Kaci Hickox, a Maine nurse who had treated Ebola patients, ruled Friday that she did not have to have her movements restricted.

Mounting a Good Offense against Measles

NewEnglandJournalofMedicine: Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge.

Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

AmericanChemicalSociety: Scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against dangerous chemical and biological agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe new spherical micromotors that rapidly neutralize chemical and biological agents and use water as fuel.

WHO welcomes Swissmedic approval of Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

WorldHealthOrganization: The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). This marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible.

Biosurveillance: Efforts to Develop a National Biosurveillance Capability Need a National Strategy and a Designated Leader

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