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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – August 10, 2014

Global Biodefense News - CBRN Responder

Global Biodefense News - CBRN ResponderWhy Ebola worries the Defense Department | Lagos overwhelmed, Nigeria asks for Ebola outbreak help | U.S. Energy Department to make researchers’ papers free | Travel-related chikungunya cases in US rise to 484 | How two U.S. patients changed the debate about using untested Ebola drugs | Fast, top-level containment helps transport U.S. Ebola patients | Republicans open the door to compromise on Senate COMPETES bill | US and global efforts to contain Ebola draw criticism at congressional hearing | The Civil Affairs’ Vibrant Response exercise | Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency | Ramadan pilgrimage season in Saudi Arabia mostly free from MERS | Head nurse at Emory: This is why we wanted to bring the Ebola patients to the U.S. | UGA-CDC collaboration in infectious disease research issues call for proposals | UN calls Ebola outbreak an international health emergency | Ebola outbreak could inspire African terrorist groups to weaponize the virus | Atropian Phoenix demonstrates integrated CBRNE operations | Battling Ebola: Special report | C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models | Sarepta leaps into Ebola spotlight with a shelved therapy | NIST to establish new Centers of Excellence for work in forensics, disaster resilience | Fighting Ebola for us all

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on Ebola spread in Nigeria, MERS during Ramadan, U.S. CBRNE exercises and more…

Why Ebola worries the Defense Department (Washington Post)

Lagos overwhelmed, Nigeria asks for Ebola outbreak help (DW)

U.S. Energy Department to make researchers’ papers free (Science)

Travel-related chikungunya cases in US rise to 484 (CIDRAP)

How two U.S. patients changed the debate about using untested Ebola drugs (Science)

Fast, top-level containment helps transport U.S. Ebola patients (JEMS)

Republicans open the door to compromise on Senate COMPETES bill (Science)

US and global efforts to contain Ebola draw criticism at congressional hearing (NY Times)

The Civil Affairs’ Vibrant Response exercise (DVIDS)

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency (BBC)

Ramadan pilgrimage season in Saudi Arabia mostly free from MERS (Reuters)

Head nurse at Emory: This is why we wanted to bring the Ebola patients to the U.S. (WP)

UGA-CDC collaboration in infectious disease research issues call for proposals (UGA)

UN calls Ebola outbreak an international health emergency (NY Times)

Ebola outbreak could inspire African terrorist groups to weaponize the virus (HSNW)

Atropian Phoenix demonstrates integrated CBRNE operations (DVIDS)

Battling Ebola: Special report (BU Today)

C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models (Science Daily)

Sarepta leaps into Ebola spotlight with a shelved therapy (Fierce Biotech)

NIST to establish new Centers of Excellence for work in forensics, disaster resilience (NIST)

Fighting Ebola for us all (Seattle Times)

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FDA Modifies Hold on Tekmira Ebola Drug

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