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Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

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New Osterholm Book

'Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs'

New book serves as call to action against infectious disease threats and includes 9-point "battle plan." (Also, listen to Outbreak News Today interview.)

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Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

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Yemen's cholera outbreak passes 500,000 cases

Overall, cases have declined some, but some locations are still reporting 5,000 suspected cases each day.

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Philippines reports first H5 outbreak; new events in Laos, South Africa

In South Africa, H5N8 has been detected at 2 ostrich farms in the southwest.

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Aedes mosquitoes entered California years before detection

Also, the species might be resistant to cold temperatures.

Inside CIDRAP

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May 24, 2017
Fortune editorial on proposed cuts to domestic and international public health preparedness and medical research, and how they put Americans’ health in serious danger, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Apr 21, 2017
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, featured in Fortune’s34 leaders who are changing health care”.

Mar 24, 2017
Editorial on fight against infectious diseases by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The New York Times discusses the effects of reducing research and vaccine development funding, and how this affects our ability to respond to new infectious disease threats.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Aug 16, 2017
  • MERS in Saudi Arabia
  • Zika semen findings
  • Cyclospora cases rise
Aug 15, 2017
  • Saudi MERS case
  • H7N9 in China
  • Recurrent C diff treatment
  • Oropouche fever in Brazil
  • Hendra virus threat
  • Plant-based polio vaccine

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Aug 16, 2017
  • MDR- and XDR-TB in China
  • Patient empowerment tool for hand hygiene

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The Osterholm Quote

"Countries like Nigeria deserve our highest praise for reporting the most accurate estimates of [vaccine] coverage, not the highest possible number."