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DoD Establishes Ebola Task Force

(Global Biodefense) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has established an internal Ebola task force to evaluate how the department can most effectively support overarching U.S. government and international efforts to prevent further transmission of the virus, the Pentagon press secretary said today.

Ebola outbreak: We’re heading towards a catastrophe, warns top medic

(The Telegraph) The health chief leading the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has warned it was spiraling out of control towards a “catastrophic” epidemic that could engulf the region. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organisation, said the response to the disease had been “woefully inadequate” and it was “moving  Read More »

‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

(BBC News) Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800 cases of illness could be prevented. And in continuing trials it went on to provide protection some 18 months after  Read More »

Nigeria Confirms Doctor as 2nd Ebola Case

(Associated Press) Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as the total death toll from the disease in several West Africa countries shot up by more than 150 to 887.

Dr. Nishal Mohan Resigns as Executive Director of the VBC

Dr. Nishal Mohan, founder and creator of the Virtual Biosecurity Center (VBC) has resigned his position as the Executive Director of the VBC and also his position as a VBC Board of Advisor member. Nishal joined the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) in December of 2008 to specifically work on the VBC initiative. Since then  Read More »

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