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9 min ago | DC Military

Fort Detrick Night at the Keys

The Fort Detrick Color Guard kicked off the start of the Frederick Keys baseball game Thursday, Aug. 7, in Frederick, Maryland, with the presentation of the colors.

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Related Topix: US Army, Frederick, MD

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Post-Standard

Why horses in CNY are better protected than people against deadly EEE virus

There is a vaccine to protect horses against the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis mosquito-borne virus threatening Central New York, but nothing better than bug spray for people.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, James Walsh, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Dan Maffei, Democrat, US Military, US Army, Oswego County, NY

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Detrick lab to study Ebola treatment

USAMRIID spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden said a study this fall will be designed to determine the ideal dose of a drug called ZMapp, produced by San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. ZMapp is a mix of three specially engineered antibodies grown inside tobacco plants.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Merced, CA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Army ambassadors connect with Frederick community

Hundreds of tiny striped fish swim around in plastic tubs in a teal-tinted room in an Army research lab at Fort Detrick.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Sunherald.com

25 years ago, a different Ebola outbreak in Va.

In 1989, a monkey house in the town of Reston was the site of an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

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Sunherald.com

25 years ago, a different Ebola outbreak in Va.

Americans' introduction to the Ebola virus came 25 years ago in an office park near Washington Dulles International Airport, a covert crisis that captivated the public only years later when it formed the basis of a bestselling book.

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Related Topix: Dulles, VA, Reston, VA, US Military, US Army, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ABC News

25 Years Ago, a Different Ebola Outbreak in Va.

It had all the makings of a public-health horror story: an outbreak of a wildly deadly virus on the doorstep of the nation's capital, with dozens of lab monkeys dead, multiple people testing positive, and no precedent in this country on how to contain it.

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Related Topix: Dulles, VA, Reston, VA, US Military, US Army

Fri Aug 08, 2014

DC Military

Fort Detrick Among the Best in Frederick County

Pictured above: Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr., commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, stands with other winners of the Best Places to Work in 2014 during the awards ceremony Aug. 5 at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland.

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Related Topix: US Army, Frederick County, MD, Frederick, MD

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Miami Herald

Guantánamo-bound MRI machine redirected to Maryland

From left: Mario Saavedra, Michael Saavedra and Antonio Balestena own Bullseye Powder Coating, which sand-blasts and coats metal surfaces such as car rims, fencing, patio furniture and more.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

AlertNet

Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their work.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Infectious Diseases

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Forbes.com

BioWar Lab Develops Cure For Ebola

A top US biological-warfare unit is developing a cure for the deadly Ebola virus and could have it in the field within two years.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Army, US Military

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Army Times

U.S. seeks dismissal of Fort Detrick pollution suit

The federal government asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a developer's lawsuit alleging that groundwater pollution from Fort Detrick in Frederick reduced the value of private land next door.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bellingham Herald

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

In this photo taken on Saturday, July 26, 2014, Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, right, demonstrates to people how to wash their hands properly in order to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, during Independence Day celebrations in the city of Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, US Military, US Army, Sierra Leone

Ledger-Enquirer.com

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

In this photo taken on Saturday, July 26, 2014, Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, right, demonstrates to people how to wash their hands properly in order to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, during Independence Day celebrations in the city of Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, US Military, US Army, Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma

KRMG-AM Tulsa

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 13, 2014, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, left, talks with former Sierra Leone's Minister of Finance John Oponjo Benjamin at an Ebola center in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, US Military, US Army, Ernest Bai Koroma

Stars and Stripes

Army scientists: Ebola outbreak larger than official numbers

Scientists from Fort Detrick say the number of Ebola cases in West Africa is much larger than official estimates indicate.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Malaria, Health, Nursing

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Gazette.net

Army floats compromise on medical waste area

Representatives of the U.S. Army on Wednesday offered a compromise proposal for an area near a neighborhood trail in Silver Spring where syringes, scalpels and other medical waste were found two years ago.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Silver Spring, MD, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Stars and Stripes

Fort Detrick research leaders confident despite CDC safety breach

The people in charge of Fort Detrick's biocontainment labs are confident in their operations, even as safety breaches at other federal agencies lead Congress to question lab security.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Healthcare Law, Law

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