Zika virus

Puerto Rico braces for birth defects as Zika cases soar

A CDC official says 1,500 pregnant women in Puerto Rico might be infected and not know it.

Ebola Vaccine Team B 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.

Microbiology lab technician

Public-private partnership aims to spur new antibiotics

The US-UK partnership will provide $44 million this year and as much as $350 million over 5 years.

Blood bags

Zika prompts FDA to curb blood collection in Florida

In other developments, the Zika surge continues in Puerto Rico, more US travelers have been infected, and the virus has spread to more Caribbean locations. 

Wound care

Experts offer guidance for antibiotic stewardship in wound care

Wound care is one of the most common reasons for antibiotic use in hospitals.

Petri mouse

Study notes promising Zika antibodies; Florida suspects more local cases

The study sheds light on how Zika antibodies bind to the virus. Also, Florida is investigating four possible local cases now, all from the same two counties: Broward and neighboring Miami-Dade.


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

"We'd all like it to be the peak of the outbreak, that would be wonderful. At the same time, I see nothing that supports that."