H5N2 suspected on 5 more Iowa, Minnesota farms

Iowa has 3 new outbreaks and Minnesota 2, while feds free up $330 million for response.

Three Midwest states report 14 more H5N2 outbreaks

The outbreaks include two laying operations in Iowa and Minnesota that house about 4 million hens.

H5N1 revisits Turkey as H5N8 plagues Taiwan

Turkey has first H5N1 outbreak since 2008, and Taiwan reports 5 more H5N8 outbreaks.

Facing 4 more H5N2 outbreaks, Iowa declares emergency

The emergency declaration activates response plans statewide and in affected counties.

New Report

Recommendations for Accelerating the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Panel of experts convened by the Wellcome Trust and CIDRAP lays out recommendations for the expedient development of Ebola vaccines.

Probe of recent Liberian death finds Ebola sexual transmission clues

Evidence includes a gene signature match from the woman's blood and Ebola RNA in the man's semen.

Avian flu taking big toll in Iowa; virus found in Minnesota hawk

Nine more outbreaks in Iowa put that state's losses at a quarter of the state's 60 million layer hens.

Zoonotic and human transmission suspected in Colorado plague outbreak

Several lessons to be learned from an outbreak involving 1 sick dog and 4 human cases.


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
Bioterrorism chapter published in the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (6 ed.) is authored by Research Associate Nicholas Kelley, PhD, and Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

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The Osterholm Quote

"We have immense challenges before us. . . . I liken it to a swimmer in a calm lake who can cover 12 miles in 6 hours. Put that same swimmer in a river heading upstream against a 4-mph current. . . . After 3 hours he ends up 6 miles downstream from where he started. . . . We are not swimming in a calm lake. "