Emergent BioSolutions Awarded Procurement Contract Valued up to $235.8 Million to Supply BioThrax ® (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to the U.S. Department of Defense
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. EBS today announced that it has secured an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) procurement contract with a maximum value up to $235.8 million to supply BioThrax® (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) for use by all…#gaithersburg #biothrax #paulwilliams #linkedin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax Outbreak Hits Zimbabwe, Zambia - Disease Traced to Hippos
[New Zimbabwe] By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Agribusiness Economy, Business and Finance Health and Medicine Southern Africa Zambia Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Mystery Amid an Anthrax Outbreak in Africa
Only a fraction of the presumed cases in five countries have led to positive tests for anthrax. Some scientists say other causes cannot yet be ruled out. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Anthrax Tests (Medical) Alternative and Complementary Medicine Cattle Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Uganda Source Type: news

Deadly anthrax outbreak sweeps through five countries as 1,100 cases discovered
Twenty-six people are thought to have contracted the potentially deadly disease as a result of eating contaminated hippopotamus meat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 countries in East and southern Africa have anthrax outbreaks, WHO says, with 20 deaths reported
The World Health Organization says five countries in East and southern Africa are in the middle of outbreaks of the anthrax disease with more than 1,100 suspected cases and 20 deaths this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What To Know About Anthrax As WHO Warns Of Growing Outbreaks In Africa
Outbreaks of anthrax, considered a likely candidate for a bioterrorist attack, have surged in African countries like Zambia and Kenya and the WHO warns the deadly disease could spread further. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 11, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news topline Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Declares Anthrax Outbreak
[WHO] Situation at a Glance (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Food and Agriculture Health and Medicine Southern Africa Zambia Source Type: news

The White House ’ s Latest Move to Rein in Drug Prices
Each year, the U.S. government spends over $100 billion investing in the research and development of new technologies, with pharmaceutical companies being among the chief beneficiaries of this research. These public-private partnerships have led to some of the most important pharmaceutical developments of our time, including the COVID-19 vaccine.  But with that partnership, however, there comes a catch. According to the Bayh–Dole Act, if a business organization takes funding from the federal government in order to develop a new product, the U.S. government has the right to “march in” and control w...
Source: TIME: Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gordon Tags: Uncategorized Joe Biden Source Type: news

Agriculture officials confirm 25th case of cattle anthrax in North Dakota this year
State agriculture officials have confirmed a new case of cattle anthrax in southwest North Dakota, bringing the number of cases in the state to 25 this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Anthrax Guidance Issued; FDA Warns Amazon; AI Deepfakes Challenge Public Health
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The CDC updated its guidelines and recommendations about anthrax prevention and treatment regimens. The Israeli military entered Gaza's largest hospital to conduct... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 15, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AI chatbots could help plan bioweapon attacks, report finds
Large language models gave advice on how to conceal the true purpose of the purchase of anthrax, smallpox and plague bacteriaThe artificial intelligence models underpinning chatbots could help plan an attack with a biological weapon, according to research by a US thinktank.A report by the Rand Corporation released on Monday tested several large language models (LLMs) and found they could supply guidance that “could assist in the planning and execution of a biological attack”. However, the preliminary findings also showed that the LLMs did not generate explicit biological instructions for creating weapons.Continue readi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Dan Milmo Global technology editor Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology ChatGPT Chatbots Biology Source Type: news

The Danger of ‘Invisible’ Biolabs Across the U.S.
Recently, many California residents were disturbed to learn that a small, privately-operated bio lab in the Central Valley town of Reedley was shut down by Fresno County Department of Public Health officials after they found that it had been improperly managing almost 1,000 laboratory mice and samples of infectious diseases including COVID-19, rubella, malaria, dengue, chlamydia, hepatitis, and HIV. The lab was registered to a company called Prestige Biotech that sold a variety of medical testing kits, including for pregnancy and COVID-19, and it was likely storing disease samples for the purpose of developing and validati...
Source: TIME: Health - August 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Greene, Jassi Pannu and Allison Berke Tags: Uncategorized Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Key Decisions As Govt, FAO, Veterinary Experts Meet to Tackle Anthrax Spread
[Daily Trust] On Tuesday, the directors of veterinary services across the states and the Federal Capital Territory met with officials of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and other relevant private stakeholders in the livestock sector to examine the most sustainable way of tackling the outbreak of anthrax disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Governance Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Emergent BioSolutions to Lay Off About 400 Employees Emergent BioSolutions to Lay Off About 400 Employees
Emergent BioSolutions on Tuesday decided to cut 400 jobs, pivoting its focus on core products such as overdose reversal nasal spray Narcan and anthrax vaccines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Supports Lagos Govt With 50,000 Doses of Anthrax Vaccines
[Vanguard] As fight against outbreak of dreaded Anthrax disease intensifies, the Federal Government has supported the Lagos State Government with 50,000 doses of Anthrax vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Governance Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news