USDA at work on poultry vaccine for H5N8, H5N2

The agency has begun developing a vaccine as a backup tool to protect US poultry if needed.

Gene study finds no worrisome changes in Ebola virus

The virus may be more stable than a study in August found.

Latest Saudi MERS update points to multiple exposures

A WHO update highlights a variety of possible exposures, including camels and sheep.

Ebola cases drop as progress shown in Guinea, Sierra Leone

The WHO says 79 confirmed cases were reported, down from 150 the week before.

Low-path avian flu surfaces on Kansas poultry farm

An unspecified low-path virus hits a Kansas farm, while high-path avian flu is confirmed in Taiwan and Palestine.


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.

Feb 26, 2015
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) hosted a presentation and discussion on Ebola and vaccination led by Editorial Director Jim Wappes and Project Manager Carlos R. Cruz.

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The Osterholm Quote

"The global health response system is broken . . . What happens if MERS blows up or there's an Ebola-like event in East Africa? I'm not sure WHO has a plan for that."