Ebola isolation unit

UK nurse has Ebola relapse as J&J vaccine trial starts

The nurse is hospitalized months after her initial infection, and the vaccine trial has begun in Sierra Leone.

Ebola Vaccine Team B report cover
CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust 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. Ebola Team B page.

Philippines map

Suspected MERS death reported in the Philippines

Despite suspected MERS, the Saudi man's body can't be tested due to embalming.

Culturing cells in petri dish

Work continues on policies for 'gain of function' research

The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.

Hospital patient's hands

Jordan, Saudi Arabia report more MERS cases

Two of four Jordan cases involve health workers, and contact info in a Riyadh case is being probed.

Ebola contact tracing

Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms

In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.


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.

Jul 26, 2015
Annual CEIRS Network Meeting keynote lecture delivered by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr. Osterholm provided an update on human influenza outbreaks worldwide and noted the need for preparedness activities to be taken in advance of the next potential pandemic. 

Jun 17, 2015
University of Minnesota Regents Professorship awarded to Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Created in 1965, the Regents Professorship is the highest faculty recognition given by the university, and Osterholm's honor is the first ever for the School of Public Health. Regents Professors exhibit outstanding scholarly or artistic work, high-quality teaching, and extensive contributions to the public good.

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The Osterholm Quote

“The likelihood that this virus [MERS-CoV] will move around the world to another health facility is very real."