Meta-analysis supports oseltamivir use in adults, notes side effects

Analysis of all randomized trials of the drug's effectiveness found a significant reduction in symptom duration, risk of hospitalization, and likelihood of disease complications.

Ebola response evolves amid slowing cases

UNMEER head calls the situation "perilous," because the disease is still present in 25 of 66 districts in the three outbreak nations.

CDC sounds alarm about early measles spike

January's new cases alone top the total from some entire years, as outbreak spreads to 14 states.

New Report

Fast-Track Development of Ebola Vaccines: Principles and Target Product Criteria

A draft road map from the Wellcome Trust and CIDRAP.

Avian flu rampages in Taiwan, hits China, India

Hundreds of thousands of poultry affected in more than 100 outbreaks involving various subtypes.

Report on polio-like illness in kids supports link to EV-D68

The study supports but doesn't prove a link between polio-like symptoms and EV-D68 in kids.

Guinea sees bump in Ebola cases, group reports vaccine trial results

Response efforts are shifting into their next phase: building capacity to detect every case.

Nigeria, Israel, West Bank fight avian flu in poultry

Also, US officials report more details on the H5N8 outbreak on a California turkey farm.


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


Jan 30, 2015
  • Two more MERS cases
  • Drug-resistant bacteria
  • BSE case in Norway
Jan 29, 2015
  • Flu vaccine in Canada
  • Egypt's H5N1 spike
  • H7N9 in China
  • Camera monitors in CDC labs

Flu Scan

Jan 30, 2015
  • Steady US flu activity
  • Second H7N9 case in Canada


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