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Liberia reports first Ebola case in 3 months

The new case involves a 17-year-old boy whose illness wasn't detected until he died, which is bad news for outbreak containment.

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South Korea MERS totals grow by 1 infection, 1 death

The new MERS case involves a health worker, the country's 36th such case.

Ventilator tubing

Doctor's illness pushes Korea's MERS total to 181

The doctor is the 4th infected at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, and deaths rise to 31.

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Korea MERS cases at 180; studies note outbreak patterns

A caregiver who died visited several facilities, and 3 studies note transmission patterns.

Ebola Vaccine Team B report cover
CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust Report

Recommendations for Accelerating the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Panel of experts convened by the Wellcome Trust and CIDRAP lays out recommendations for the expedient development of Ebola vaccines. Ebola Team B page.

Ebola health worker

Ebola cases ebb a bit amid undetected spread, risky contact

Guinea and Sierra Leone report 20 new cases, and 3 health workers are infected.

Young adult being vaccinated

ACIP endorses individual choice on meningitis B vaccine

ACIP stops short of recommending routine use of group B vaccine in young people.

Baby feet

Korea reports 3 more cases, healthy birth after MERS

Korea now has 175 cases, and US experts publish recommendations for US readiness.

Thermometer

Trickle of new cases lifts South Korea MERS total to 172

Also, the WHO said an Omani man hospitalized with MERS in Thailand had symptoms before he left Oman.

Inside CIDRAP

Jun 17, 2015
University of Minnesota Regents Professorship awarded to Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Created in 1965, the Regents Professorship is the highest faculty recognition given by the university, and Osterholm's honor is the first ever for the School of Public Health. Regents Professors exhibit outstanding scholarly or artistic work, high-quality teaching, and extensive contributions to the public good.

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.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Jun 30, 2015
  • MERS death
  • Vaccine exemption law
  • Pleas for better lab safety
  • Global sanitation failures
  • More H5N1 in Ghana
  • Maternal HIV, syphilis
Jun 29, 2015
  • New Saudi MERS cases
  • More chikungunya in the Americas
  • BSE in Ireland

Flu Scan

Jun 25, 2015
  • H5N2 recess lengthens
  • H5N1 case in Egypt
  • H3N2 mismatch mutation

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The Osterholm Quote

"Do we need to make these buildings much more airtight and the air be filtered? That in fact could be a possibility."