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International Biosecurity and Prevention Forum (IBPF)

The International Biosecurity and Prevention Forum is a U.S Government initiative dedicated to preventing the misuse of biological agents as weapons of mass destruction. The initiative focuses on international collaboration and information sharing to enable implementation of biosecurity best practices.

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 This information is current as of 0730hrs EST 11 February 2020.  The death toll from the outbreak is over 1,000.  The World Health Organization (WHO) states Coronavirus infections in China end by April.  At the same time the WHO warned of a “very grave” global threat. The extended Lunar New...

This information is current as of 0930hrs EST, 2 February 2020.  In China, the number of newly infected people has stabilized.  There have been 908 deaths in China with 40,171 infected people and 187,518 are under observation.  In Japan, 60 more people have tested positive on a cruise ship...

The Phase 2b/3 study, named HVTN 702 or Uhambo, began in 2016 and was taking place in South Africa.  The study was canceled because independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) found during an interim review that the regimen did not prevent HIV.  The board did not express any concern...

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