Blood pint photo

FDA seeks US-wide Zika blood screening; sexual transmission concerns grow

No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks from those with asymptomatic infections, emerging GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and problems during the first months for infected babies.

Ebola Vaccine Team B report

Plotting the Course of Ebola Vaccines

Panel of experts convened by the Wellcome Trust and CIDRAP urges further steps for the complete development of Ebola vaccines. Ebola Team B page.

Pallm Beach skyline

New Zika case in Florida's Palm Beach County

In another development today, the CDC announced $6.8 million more to help with  outbreak response.

Baby with thermometer

Genetic tests could speed infection diagnosis in infants

Two studies show the potential of genetics to quickly tell bacterial from viral infections in feverish infants.

St. Petersburg map

First local Zika case detected outside of South Florida

A case in Pinellas County is the first non-travel–related case outside of the Miami area.

Blurry gurney

CDC urges fast action on preventing, treating sepsis

The condition strikes quickly and can lead to tissue failure, organ damage, and death.


Jan 29, 2016
New York Times editorial on Zika epidemic and why we need to be proactive regarding infectious diseases, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

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.

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The Osterholm Quote

"D.A. [Henderson, who died on Aug 20] was a giant intellectually, he was a giant in his personality, and he didn’t shy away from controversy. . . . He always stressed the fact that without comprehensive disease surveillance, you just couldn’t run an effective public health program."