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.

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.

Insecticide canisters

Florida governor allocates funds to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

The money will be spent on added staff, spraying, and community outreach.

DA Henderson

Infectious disease field loses 'commander-in-chief' D.A. Henderson

Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.

South Beach Miami

Zika spread confirmed in Miami Beach

A 2nd confirmed transmission area in Miami causes federal officials to expand their travel advisory and alert health providers of the risks.

Antibiotics prescription

Experts propose global targets for cutting antibiotic use

Global health experts urge the UN to set worldwide targets for reduced antibiotic consumption.


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."