Ebola treatment unit

Probe of Liberia Ebola cluster hints at prior infection in mom

Although no new cases are reported, tests show Ebola antibodies in 2 relatives.

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.

Liberia map

Family case cluster ends Liberia's Ebola-free status

Officials confirm 3 Ebola cases, involving a 15-year-old boy and family members.

Ebola virus

Reports probe semen Ebola viability, survivor eye problems

One study explores virus survival in semen outside the body, and the other eye problems in a US survivor.

David Nabarro, MD

Panel suggests separate WHO subgroup for outbreaks

Experts recommend a separate entity within the WHO to handle outbreaks and emergencies.


Experts press for wider scope, evidence in drug resistance battle

A series in The Lancet explores how to preserve access, maintain drug effectiveness, and other issues.


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.

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. 

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The Osterholm Quote

"Planes are a great respiratory virus mixing bowl. You enhance your risk [of contracting flu] there."