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Ebola confirmed in NYC doctor as WHO warns about Mali

Mixed news on Ebola: case confirmation in NYC doctor, nurse released from hospital, and concern over Mali case.

Mali reports its first Ebola case

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CDC to monitor travelers from West Africa for 21 days

The move comes a day after the DHS said travelers from outbreak nations would be funneled through 5 airports.

WHO: Better surveillance reveals higher TB burden

An estimated 9 million people contracted TB globally in 2013, about half a million higher than previous estimates.

WHO: Large Ebola vaccine trials could start in January

Backing off on earlier, rosier predictions, an official said large trials in West Africa could begin in January.

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RECENT HAPPENINGS

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.

Oct 10, 2014
Public Health in the Age of Ebola in West Africa viewpoint by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Medical Director Kristine Moore, MD, MPH, and Lawrence Gostin, JD, Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law, is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Oct 9, 2014
Science Museum of Minnesota “Social Science” event attended by more than 1,500 people includes a presentation on Ebola by program coordinator Natalie Vestin, MPH.

Oct 7, 2014
McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Health awarded to Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

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NEWS SCAN

Oct 24, 2014
  • H3N2v case plus flu death in child
  • MERS in Saudi Arabia
  • More EV-D68 cases
  • Polio-free India
Oct 23, 2014
  • EV-D68 cases reach 973
  • MERS in Qatar
  • GOF research pause decried

Flu Scan

Oct 23, 2014
  • Shipboard flu outbreak
  • H7N9 transmission

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The Osterholm Quote

"These are a major step forward in protecting workers from Ebola virus infection . . . but the recommendations just by themselves do not make for a safer work environment. . . . Training is critical. We need to train people how to use PPE safely and effectively."