FDA panel endorses WHO picks for 2015-16 flu vaccine

The change of 2 strains was expected but was not without considerable discussion.

Saudi MERS deaths reach 400 as cases surge

The Saudi government reports 15 MERS cases and 6 deaths over 3 days and promises weekly reports.

Chikungunya vaccine looks promising in phase 1 trial

Immune outcomes are promising, but the level of serious adverse events is a concern.

Four measles outbreaks push US cases to 170

Sixteen new cases lift the US total to 170 so far this year, about three fourths in a large multistate outbreak linked to Disneyland.

Trial of Ebola drug ZMapp launches in Liberia, US

Steeply dropping cases, though, may cause the NIAID to vary from the original trial design.


Mar 4, 2015
Grand Challenges Research Strategies Group recently formed to help shape research priorities at the University of Minnesota includes Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, among the distinguished faculty members in the group.

Mar 2, 2015
CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) highlights CIDRAP alongside WHO and CDC in review of online resources providing extensive information on infectious diseases and outbreaks.

Feb 26, 2015
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) hosted a presentation and discussion on Ebola and vaccination led by Editorial Director Jim Wappes and Project Manager Carlos Cruz.

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Mar 04, 2015
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  • Cholera on Hispaniola
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  • Another MERS case
  • HPV vaccine benefits

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Mar 04, 2015
  • H5N1 deaths in Egypt
  • H7N9 case in China


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