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WHO and World Food Programme join forces to reach zero Ebola cases

WHO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases  Read More »

Findings of Tulane Biosecurity Breach Investigation

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have completed their joint investigation into how the Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria may have been inadvertently transferred from a secure, select agent laboratory into animals from  Read More »

American Ebola Patient Admitted to NIH Maryland Hospital

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today admitted an American healthcare worker who has tested positive for Ebola virus disease to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit (SCSU) in Bethesda, Md.

In Pictures: Air National Guard CBRN Training

More than 100 emergency management technicians of the Air National Guard gathered at the Guardian Centers of Georgia in Perry, Ga., in support of the Global Dragon deployment for training exercise on March 9, 2015. Airmen traveled from 20 states, representing more than 20 units and all 10 Federal Emergency Management  Read More »

Remediation of Chemical Agent Contaminated Sites

The Joint Project Manager for Elimination (JPM-E) is evaluating technologies to remediate chemical agent-contaminated soils and debris on site at large chemical weapons burial sites.