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U.S. Ebola case: 80 monitored in Dallas

CNN- Health officials are monitoring not only the people the Dallas Ebola patient had contact with while he was contagious and not isolated, but also dozens of people that they subsequently contacted. Eighty people — the patient’s contacts, plus people with whom they had contact — are now being monitored for  Read More »

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  Read More »

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 »