Trial of Ebola drug ZMapp launches in Liberia, US

Steeply dropping cases, though, may cause the NIAID to vary from the original trial design.

Bioethics review cites Ebola response glitches, offers advice

Presidential panel finds "a failure to prepare and a failure to follow good science."

Studies from Spain, Scotland support flu vaccine effectiveness

A Scottish study of this year's vaccine found effectiviness of 33%, higher than elsewhere.

CDC puts C difficile burden at 453,000 cases, 29,000 deaths

The CDC says the findings point to a need for better antibiotic stewardship and infection control.

Obstacles slow Ebola progress in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Officials reported fewer new cases overall last week than the week befeore, but progress stalled in Sierra Leone.


Jan 15, 2015
Fast-Track Development of Ebola Vaccines: Principles and Target Product Criteria, a draft road map for the expedited development, testing, manufacture, delivery, and financing of Ebola vaccines, is released by CIDRAP and the Wellcome Trust.

Jan 7, 2015
Methods of auditing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are addressed in a paper co-authored by senior veterinary epidemiologist Jamie Umber, DVM, MPH, published in Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

Jan 1, 2015
Donations to support CIDRAP’s mission to reduce illness and death from infectious diseases now come from 34 states within the US and 8 different countries. 

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Flu Scan

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