Facing 4 more H5N2 outbreaks, Iowa declares emergency

The Iowa governor's emergency declaration activates response plans statewide and in affected counties with the aim of authorizing use of all state resources to help monitor, contain, and eliminate the virus.

Probe of recent Liberian death finds Ebola sexual transmission clues

Sexual transmission evidence included a gene signature match of virus from the woman's blood and Ebola RNA from the man's semen.

Avian flu taking big toll in Iowa; virus found in Minnesota hawk

Nine more outbreaks in Iowa put that state's losses at a quarter of the state's 60 million layer hens.

Zoonotic and human transmission suspected in Colorado plague outbreak

Several lessons to be learned from an outbreak involving 1 sick dog and 4 human cases.

New 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.

CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker

The lab worker was infected after a needlestick injury, despite receiving the vaccine 10 months prior.

Slow Ebola progress in affected nations shows need for response tweaks

Lab-confirmed cases held steady last week, while some response statistics show reason for concern.

Survey finds weak global response to antimicrobial resistance

The 133-nation survey shows major gaps in preventing antibiotic misuse and cutting the spread of drug resistance.


Mar 4, 2015
Grand Challenges Research Strategies Group recently formed to help shape research priorities at the University of Minnesota includes Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, among the distinguished faculty members in the group.

Mar 2, 2015
CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) highlights CIDRAP alongside WHO and CDC in review of online resources providing extensive information on infectious diseases and outbreaks.

Feb 26, 2015
Bioterrorism chapter published in the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (6 ed.) is authored by Research Associate Nicholas Kelley, PhD, and Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

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  • Saudi MERS case
  • STEC outbreak in Washington
  • S aureus in swine workers
  • Neglected diseases in Africa
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  • Probe of healthcare antiseptics
  • Drug resistance in Bangladesh
  • Melioidosis cases in Australia

Flu Scan

May 01, 2015
  • Flu season update
  • Flu vaccine recall
  • H5N1 in Burkina Faso


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The Osterholm Quote

"We have immense challenges before us. . . . I liken it to a swimmer in a calm lake who can cover 12 miles in 6 hours. Put that same swimmer in a river heading upstream against a 4-mph current. . . . After 3 hours he ends up 6 miles downstream from where he started. . . . We are not swimming in a calm lake. "