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Northern Mongolia hit by Anthrax outbreak

ULAN BATOR, July 8 (Xinhua) — Mongolian authorities on Thursday confirmed that three herders have been infected with anthrax and that containment measures are already under way. All three cases happened in the Selenge province in northern Mongolia, where authorities have taken measures to quarantine and disinfect areas surrounding the herders’  Read More »

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

Anthrax kills 30 hippos in popular Uganda park

KAMPALA — Anthrax has killed at least 30 hippopotamuses in a popular Ugandan game park that saw a similar outbreak six years ago, officials said Wednesday. Tom Okello, conservation area manager at Queen Elizabeth National Park, a much-visited safari destination, said 10 of the hulking semi-aquatic animals were found dead over  Read More »

The Federation of American Scientists Launches the Virtual Biosecurity Center

The Federation of American Scientists Launches the Virtual Biosecurity Center to give the biosecurity community a central clearinghouse for information and resources. This endeavor marks the first in a long list of FAS projects aimed at galvanizing this community.

  • June 10, 2010

Bioterrorism Experts Criticize Possible Cuts to Bioshield Funds

WASHINGTON — Leading bioterrorism experts yesterday criticized the Obama administration’s apparent willingness to support a measure that could strip $2 billion from the coffers of programs to develop WMD countermeasures and fight pandemic flu. “Raiding the Bioshield SRF for nonbiodefense programs will drive a stake through the heart of America’s fledgling  Read More »