Nigeria, Israel, West Bank fight avian flu in poultry

Also, US officials report more details on the H5N8 outbreak on a California turkey farm.

New Report

Fast-Track Development of Ebola Vaccines: Principles and Target Product Criteria

A draft road map from the Wellcome Trust and CIDRAP.

WHO executive board approves Ebola reform proposals

The proposals aim to improve the agency's ability to handle global health emergencies.

H5N8 virus surfaces on California turkey farm

H5N8 has now been found in US commercial poultry after infecting wild birds and backyard flocks.

Studies detail Ebola spread, response steps

Researchers note how chains of transmission helped Ebola spread in Conakry, Guinea, and 3 CDC reports detail outbreak response efforts.

Liberia moves a step closer to Ebola vaccine trials

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine landed today in an outbreak country, with officials projecting a trial launch in Liberia within weeks.


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. 

More Inside CIDRAP


Jan 27, 2015
  • Tuberculosis in the EU
  • Pneumococcal vaccine price cut
  • More polio violence in Pakistan
  • Childhood vaccines
Jan 26, 2015
  • Disney measles now 87 cases
  • More Chikungunya cases
  • Salmonella sproutbreak over

Flu Scan

Jan 27, 2015
  • H7N9 in Canada
  • More H7N9 in China


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The Osterholm Quote

"When you have so few [Ebola] cases, it gets very hard to show that vaccines work."