As Ebola outbreak grows, WHO notes case-count difficulties

As West Africa's Ebola toll climbed by 142 cases and 77 deaths, the WHO conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated and noted the hiding and denial of cases and the closing of treatment centers.

Ebola threat grows for Liberia's capital city

An eruption of violence in a Monrovia slum was likely fueled by misconceptions about Ebola and suspicions about the actions of government officials and health workers.

CDC probe of H5N1 cross-contamination reveals protocol lapses, reporting delays

In its report on flu sample cross-contamination today, the CDC detailed departures from best practices and reporting delays.

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 2,000 infections

The Ebola total in West Africa's outbreak has pushed past 2,000, as the WHO tempered expectations and addressed food supply issues.

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The latest research and happenings at CIDRAP

Aug 1, 2014
Editorial on Ebola by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The Washington Post.

Jul 31, 2014
CIDRAP News readership growth continues: daily e-mail subscribers now exceed 5,700, @CIDRAP Twitter followers have increased to more than 3,500, and website users for the year-to-date are up 49% over 2013.

Jul 29, 2014
Ebola story on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports features interview with Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

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The Osterholm Quote

"I'd be the first one to say close the borders if it worked. . . . The chance of protecting people from leaving is greater with an open system. The more transparent you make it, the better you can control it."