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Documents show vast cleanup of Plum Island land – The Associated Press

Documents show vast cleanup of Plum Island landThe Associated PressGigi Gronvall, a senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh-based Center for Biosecurity, said there was little need to worry about any residual …and more »

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 »

US Boosts Biodefense Funding in New Budget – Global Security Newswire

Global Security NewswireUS Boosts Biodefense Funding in New BudgetGlobal Security NewswireThe report by the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center notes that the lion's share of biodefense funding — $4.72 billion, …

George Mason University opens $50 million biomedical lab to fight bioterrorism

George Mason University has opened a $50 million biomedical research laboratory as part of the U.S. effort to fight bioterrorism; research will focus on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and on pathogens the government thinks could be used in a bioterrorism attack

House Panel Approves Weapons of Mass Destruction Bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee yesterday overwhelmingly approved legislation intended to bolster security measures at the country’s biological research laboratories and strengthen federal prevention and response efforts for a potential WMD attack (see GSN, June 11). (Jun. 24) – U.S. House Homeland Security Committee member Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.),  Read More »