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

The illness continues to exact a heavy toll on healthcare workers and disrupt aid as doctors in Sierra Leone and Liberia die from the infection.

Scientists voice support for research on dangerous pathogens

Statement comes amid new concerns about lab safety lapses and in a counterpoint to recent calls for restrictions on research with dangerous pathogens.

Multistate Cyclospora spike tops 200 cases

Six more states reported Cyclospora infections over the past week, and health officials are still on the hunt for a common food source.

US flu vaccine supply expected to top 150 million doses

Producers recently began shipping doses of a US supply that has more quadrivalent products in the mix this year.

Ebola strikes air traveler, American relief workers

Two new developments are fanning concerns about the international spread of the disease.

Caribbean chikungunya cases up 7%

Cases in the Americas now total almost 475,000, with the Dominican Republic accounting for most of last week's rise.

CDC sees little progress in HPV vaccine uptake

In 2013, just 57% of girls and 35% of boys had received 1 of 3 doses of HPV vaccine.

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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."