First human trial of NIH-GSK Ebola vaccine shows promise

Study results showed a good immune response at a high dose.

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.

Mali Ebola transmission chain snares two more

Details from WHO on cases linked to an ill imam from Guinea who sought treatment in Mali.

NewLink, Merck deal boosts prospects for Ebola vaccine

The small biotech and the drug giant announced an agreement today.

OIE, FAO warn of H5N8 threat after another Dutch outbreak

The agencies warned that H5N8 represents a serious threat, especially to less-wealthy European nations.

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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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Nov 26, 2014
  • New Saudi MERS case, deaths
  • More sprout Salmonella cases
  • H5 avian flu in India, Germany
  • 4 Pakistani polio workers killed
Nov 25, 2014
  • Questions on GOF pause
  • Cholera in Haiti
  • Pneumococcal vaccine in kids

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Nov 21, 2014
  • New Dutch avian flu outbreak
  • Some H3N2 mismatch
  • H9N2 transmission study


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The Osterholm Quote

"This is potentially revolutionary work. We're a long way from changing our current policies, but this could really help. It also raises questions about how often do we need to be vaccinated if we can use this back-boost?"