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By Category: Countermeasures

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.

U.S. plans 21-day monitoring of people who arrive from Ebola-stricken nations

TheWashingtonPost: Every airline passenger who arrives in the United States from one of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola will be monitored by state and local health authorities for 21 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

Dual-Purpose Vaccines Effective Against Rabies and Ebola

GlobalBiodefense: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, this week announced a new license agreement aimed at advancing dual-purpose candidate vaccines to protect against rabies and Ebola viruses.

Ebola Help for Sierra Leone Is Nearby, but Delayed on the Docks

TheNewYorkTimes: For the past 2 months, a shipping container packed with protective gowns, gloves, stretchers, mattresses and other medical supplies needed to help fight Sierra Leone’s exploding Ebola epidemic.