Study hints flu shot effects may last more than one season

JID study had some surprising findings.

WHO report details Ebola cluster in Mali

A recent clinic cluster in Mali has pushed the country's total from a single imported case reported a few weeks earlier to 6 illnesses, 5 of them fatal.

ECDC sounds H5N8 warning after another possible outbreak

A new outbreak on a Dutch chicken farm involves an H5 subtype.

WHO reports intense Ebola activity in large part of Sierra Leone

Although activity appears to be slowing elsewhere, it's still rising in Sierra Leone.

WHO plans to speed development of Ebola rapid test

Quicker, simpler diagnostic tests could go a long way in helping slow the outbreak, the WHO said.

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.

Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola at Nebraska hospital

It is the 2nd Ebola death on US soil; meanwhile, the country will start screening travelers from Mali.

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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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The Osterholm Quote

"I'm afraid we're going to completely lose focus. This is really about West Africa."