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Studies detail Ebola spread, response steps

Researchers note how chains of transmission helped Ebola spread in Conakry, Guinea, and 3 CDC reports detail outbreak response efforts.

Avian flu outbreaks in Taiwan trigger human monitoring

Officials are assessing farm and public health workers after widespread outbreaks.

Ebola cases tumble as WHO extends public health emergency

Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.

USDA confirms high-path H5N1 in Washington state

The H5N1 virus is a novel reassortant between a Eurasian H5N8 virus and North American avian flu strains.

Saudi Arabia reports 2 MERS cases, strategy changes

Saudi Arabia today reported 2 new MERS cases in Riyadh and 2 deaths.

Inside CIDRAP

Jan 15, 2015
Fast-Track Development of Ebola Vaccines: Principles and Target Product Criteria, a draft road map for the expedited development, testing, manufacture, delivery, and financing of Ebola vaccines, is released by CIDRAP and the Wellcome Trust.

Jan 7, 2015
Methods of auditing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are addressed in a paper co-authored by senior veterinary epidemiologist Jamie Umber, DVM, MPH, published in Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

Jan 1, 2015
Donations to support CIDRAP’s mission to reduce illness and death from infectious diseases now come from 34 states within the US and 8 different countries. 

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Jan 23, 2015
  • FDA OK's 2nd meningococcal B vaccine
  • MERS case in Oman
Jan 22, 2015
  • More Riyadh MERS cases
  • New poultry safety standards
  • Travel and drug-resistant bugs

Flu Scan

Jan 23, 2015
  • US flu still going strong
  • H7N9 in China
  • H5N1 case, death in Egypt

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The Osterholm Quote

"What we really need is a new [influenza] vaccine. What we’re doing is tinkering—but I don't know how to tinker with this current vaccine and make it any better. It's like we're trying to fix a horse and buggy when what we really need is a modern 2015 vehicle."