Blood transfusion

Riyadh, Jordan each report 2 new MERS cases

Three of the four new cases appear to involve contact with other patients, and the ECDC issues a risk assessment.


Jordan reports another MERS case, Riyadh cases rise by six

In a related development, the WHO provided more details on 13 recent Saudi cases, 12 with hospital-outbreak links.

Kindergarten boys

Reports show early childhood immunization rates stay high, exemption levels low

The CDC also lauded the increase in states making vaccine exemption levels available on the Web.

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New Ebola outbreak cases stay at three, limited to Guinea

Also, a ring vaccination trial extends to Sierra Leone and a report details postexposure treatment for health workers.

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CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust Report

Recommendations for Accelerating the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Panel of experts convened by the Wellcome Trust and CIDRAP lays out recommendations for the expedient development of Ebola vaccines. Ebola Team B page.

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Jordan reports travel-linked MERS case, Riyadh outbreak total grows

In addition, a new WHO update details 29 recent cases from Riyadh, 24 of them connected to a large hospital outbreak.

WHO Ebola IHR review committee outlines next steps

The group will present its final report to the World Health Assembly next May.


MERS cases from Riyadh still surging

Officials say 53 of the outbreak cases have links to one hospital and 4 involve Filipino health workers.


MERS sickens six more in Riyadh outbreak

In other develoments, the hospital at the center of the outbreak temporarily closed most outpatient clinics to slow the spread of the virus.


Jun 17, 2015
University of Minnesota Regents Professorship awarded to Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Created in 1965, the Regents Professorship is the highest faculty recognition given by the university, and Osterholm's honor is the first ever for the School of Public Health. Regents Professors exhibit outstanding scholarly or artistic work, high-quality teaching, and extensive contributions to the public good.

Mar 4, 2015
Grand Challenges Research Strategies Group recently formed to help shape research priorities at the University of Minnesota includes Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, among the distinguished faculty members in the group.

Mar 2, 2015
CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) highlights CIDRAP alongside WHO and CDC in review of online resources providing extensive information on infectious diseases and outbreaks.

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