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PAHO issues Zika virus alert

An alarming number of countries are reporting cases, as clinicians find more connections to microcephaly and other neuro complications.

Minnesota eases ban on poultry exhibits

Aedes albopictus

Zika virus spreads to more countries

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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.

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 cemetery

Liberia reports death of boy in family Ebola cluster

A health ministry official also said two of the boy's family members are being treated for Ebola, and 177 contacts are under monitoring.


Avian influenza outbreaks reported in Africa, Asia

African detections signal ongoing H5N1 activity in the region, while Vietnam and Hong Kong both reported H5N6 detections.

Global Ebola response

Ebola review calls for reforms to boost global outbreak response

The WHO needs to be retooled to streamline emergency response, avoid political pressure, build country core capacities, and ensure adequate funding, an independent panel says.


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."