Ebola outbreak prompts emergency talks, airlift plan

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan announces an emergency committee next week to consider if West Africa's Ebola outbreak is a health emergency as US officials prepare to airlift two sick American aid workers out of Liberia.

Ebola cases rise to 1,323; 2 African doctors die

The illness continues to exact a heavy toll on healthcare workers and disrupt aid.

Scientists voice support for research on dangerous pathogens

Statement is a counterpoint to recent calls for restrictions on gain-of-function research.

Multistate Cyclospora spike tops 200 cases

Six more states reported Cyclospora cases in the past week, and health officials are still seeking a common food source.

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The latest research and happenings at CIDRAP

May 16, 2014
MERS webinar featuring director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and fellow Pritish Tosh, MD, scheduled for May 22.

May 13, 2014
MERS story on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams includes interview with director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

May 2, 2014
National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) recently appointed Public Health Practices director Kathleen Kimball-Baker as Activity Lead for assessing the use and usefulness of the Index.

Apr 24, 2014
Practices for improving biosurveillance Webinar includes a presentation by Public Health Practices director Kathleen Kimball-Baker.

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The Osterholm Quote

"A case very well could fly out of Africa, only to be detected in some distant country."