Daily Archives: June 20, 2006

Organizing State and Local Health Departments for Public Health Preparedness

Improving the ability to respond to bioterrorism and other emergencies is an important challenge facing the U.S. public health system. Despite having a knowledgeable workforce, practice and experience, capacity, and partnerships with other responders in the community, the system’s ability … Continue reading

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Cat infection by bird flu detected in Indonesia

A case of cat infection by the H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in Indonesia, a World Health Organization medical officer in Jakarta said Monday.“We have evidence of one cat in Indonesia that has already been infected by … Continue reading

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FBI opens new cybercrimes unit

Six years ago, cybercrime such as online financial fraud, computer tampering, Internet child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child barely registered a blip on the radar screen.All that, of course, has changed and on Tuesday the FBI announced the … Continue reading

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Railroad investigating chemical spill that snarled commuting

June 19, 2006 (CHICAGO) – The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway Company is still investigating what caused one of its trains to spill several bags of acid powder along the tracks west of Chicago last week.The spill stranded thousands of Metra … Continue reading

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Union Pacific sets a record for coal

By JOSH FUNKAssociated Press OMAHA, NEB. – Strong demand for coal and agriculture products helped boost shipping volume for Union Pacific Corp. 5 percent in the second quarter through June 10, the nation’s largest railroad said Friday.The railroad said intermodal … Continue reading

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