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Peru finds local Zika cases; report supports complication links

Also, a study found distinct temporal patterns between cases, GBS, and microcephaly.

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NEW CIDRAP / WELLCOME TRUST REPORT

Plotting the Course of Ebola Vaccines

Panel of experts convened by the Wellcome Trust and CIDRAP urges further steps for the complete development of Ebola vaccines. Ebola Team B page.

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FDA report finds resistant Salmonella down in meat

Antibiotic-resistant strains reach a low point since testing began, but the agency notes some worrisome findings.

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FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test

Also, the first US Zika death was reported and local transmission was announced in St. Barthelemy.

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Report: Antibiotic stewardship programs lower infections, improve care

A case-study series from the Pew Charitable Trusts profiles the impact of antibiotic stewardship programs, which also include cost savings.

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HHS supports blood sampling to foster new Zika tests

Case numbers increased in US territories, as did travel-linked ones on the mainland, and little changed last week at the global level.

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White House steps up call for action on Zika funds

The White House is stepping up calls for Congress to pass $1.9 billion in emergency funding.

Inside CIDRAP

Jan 29, 2016
New York Times editorial on Zika epidemic and why we need to be proactive regarding infectious diseases, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Oct 30, 2015
Lancet Infectious Diseases commentary by Ebola Vaccine Team B experts assembled by the Wellcome Trust & CIDRAP, on vaccine priorities and how the "Team B" approach can serve as a model for other public health emergencies.

Sep 9, 2015
The Ford Lecture Series inaugural address by Director Michael Osterholm: "Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century: A New World Order," on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Pellegrene Auditorium - Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN. The series covers cutting-edge scientific topics and their relevance to everyday life.

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The Osterholm Quote

"The CDC doesn't have the resources to be in every community. It's not the national health department. That would be like asking the FBI to provide local police service."