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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.

CDC unveils new PPE guidance for Ebola

Oct 16, 2014

Response to statements falsely attributed to CIDRAP regarding Ebola transmission

Nearly one month after publication of a guest commentary on respiratory protection for Ebola workers, two Web sites published incorrect information concerning it.

Turkey has first MERS case; Saudi Arabia acts to stop cluster

Turkey's case involves a man who visited Saudi Arabia, which has a cluster in Taif.

Obama names Ebola chief; search is on for more contacts

Ron Klain will lead the US response, and Obama allows Guard and Reserve forces to battle Ebola.

WHO calls Senegal Ebola outbreak over, but cases rise elsewhere

No new cases in Senegal in 42 days, but hundreds have surfaced in the hardest-hit countries.

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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 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.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Oct 21, 2014
  • New Saudi MERS illness
  • More EV-D68 cases
Oct 20, 2014
  • EV-D68 cases top 900
  • H7N9 in China
  • Chikungunya numbers mount
  • Nut butter Salmonella outbreak over

Food Safety Scan

Oct 21, 2014
  • GAO poultry safety critique
  • Meat and poultry inspection report

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The Osterholm Quote

"The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could become an inflection point for fundamental reform of the WHO and usher in an era of direct United Nations engagement in health threats that could potentially destabilize nations and regions."