Listeria tied to caramel apples prompts broad CDC warning

After 28 cases and 5 deaths, officials warn against eating any commercially made caramel apples.

US flu activity rises ahead of holiday season

COMMENTARY: When the next shoe drops — Ebola crisis communication lessons from October

Lessons learned this fall: (1) don't over-reassure, (2) acknowledge uncertainty, (3) don't overemphasize panic, and (4) don't ridicule overreactions.

Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial

New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.

Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness

TFAH says many states have a mediocre level of infectious-disease preparedness.

COMMENTARY: Ebola virus transmission via contact and aerosol — a new paradigm

The authors expand on a previous commentary by clarifying the possible role that aerosol transmission might play in Ebola transmission and offer new language for discussing disease transmission.


Nov 7, 2014
Outbreak: The Global Battle Against Ebola session at the 2014 Net Impact Conference features News Reporter Lisa Schnirring as moderator.

Oct 31, 2014
Responding to the Ebola Crisis conference call convened by the Council on Foreign Relations features Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Oct 16, 2014
Response to statements falsely attributed to CIDRAP regarding Ebola transmission.

Oct 15, 2014
Ebola corporate preparedness and risk assessment webinar featured Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and Myles Druckman, MD, of International SOS Assistance, Inc. The webinar included participants from 6 countries and 23 states. A recording of the webinar is available for purchase.

Oct 14, 2014
Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context, and Response, hosted by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, featured Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Video of the lecture is available here.

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Dec 19, 2014
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  • Federal food safety shortfalls
  • Crypto in emergency workers
Dec 18, 2014
  • MERS GOF studies to resume
  • Avian flu in Germany, India
  • Compounding pharmacy charges
  • Shingles vaccine

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Dec 19, 2014
  • H5N8 avian flu in Oregon
  • H5N8 in Europe


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The Osterholm Quote

"I still say get your flu shot, it's the best tool that we have. But . . . there just is no comprehensive, compelling data that say when you get your flu shot that it even reduces the severity of illness or hospitalization."