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By Col. (Ret.) Zygmunt Dembek Col. (Ret.) Zygmunt Dembek discusses the recent increase in global measles cases and explains how the rise is related to COVID-19. Measles – also known as rubeola – is the most highly transmissible...
By Andy Oppenheimer In February of this year, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, issued a stark new warning about the likelihood of a new pandemic and­ the spread worldwide of a...

USAMRIID: Readiness and Preparedness Through Education and Training 

By Robert von Tersch et al. Experts at the USAMRIID introduce their work in training and educating Service Members on the medical management of biological...

Man Versus Bio-Bugs: The Challenges in MCMs

By Dr. Joy Calayo Professor of Microbiology and Public Health Dr. Joy Calayo discusses the use of medical countermeasures during COVID-19, arguing that a “nation’s...

Protecting Europe from the Next Health Threats 

By Laurent Muschel With the COVID-19 pandemic officially declared over, health emergencies could once again seem like a minor worry for EU defense. Yet as...

COVID-19 Update: Variants, Vaccines, and Winter Illnesses 

By COL (Ret.) Zygmunt F. Dembek Epidemiologist and biochemist COL (Ret.) Zygmunt F. Dembek gives an update on the global COVID-19 situation, emerging variants, persisting...

CBRNe Medical Countermeasures 2001 to Date – A Reflection 

By David Bates David Bates addresses how actors can counter an adversary’s desired effects through information manoeuvre, as well as traditional defensive methods by exploiting...

How the International Committee of the Red Cross Responds to Weapon Contamination

By Laurent Robert et co. The ICRC’s Weapon Contamination (WeC) Unit provides crucial assistance in areas where explosive weapons pose a significant threat. Conducting clearance activities...

Developing New Antidotes for New Threats 

By SERB Pharmaceuticals. With newly acquired R&D capabilities, SERB is developing a pipeline of antidotes. In 2001, SERB, a leader in emergency care antidotes and CBRN...

So That Others May Live

Emergency Medical Services and Medical Countermeasures to CBRNe and Emerging Medical Threats By Frank G. Rando   “And by a prudent flight and a cunning save   A life...

Bio surveillance: preparing for the next pandemic 

Wuhan Institute of Virology, Hubei province, China – the centre of the controversial theory that SARS-CoV-2 may have emerged from the research facility following...

Mellioidosis: A Category B Bioterrorism Disease That Gets ‘No Respect’

Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria growing on a medium of sheep blood agar after 72 hours growth at 37 C.  By COL (ret.) Dr. Zygmunt Dembek, Associate...

Strengthening our biodefense policy

By BG (Ret.) William King, Co-Editor CBNW I know you are like so many of our fellow Americans. We are tired of hearing about, experiencing, and...

Rapidly Assessing the Emerging Biological Threat 

By Dr. Richard Schoske, Chief, Diagnostics & Detection Division (CBA), Chemical & Biological Technologies Department (CB), Research & Development Directorate (RD), Defense Threat Reduction...

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