Tamiflu pills

UK experts give nod to flu antivirals in hospital cases

Evidence didn't support routine use for seasonal flu, and the group said research is needed during epidemics.

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.

Culturing cells in petri dish

Work continues on policies for 'gain of function' research

The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.

Hospital patient's hands

Jordan, Saudi Arabia report more MERS cases

Two of four Jordan cases involve health workers, and contact info in a Riyadh case is being probed.

Ebola contact tracing

Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms

In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.

Pipette and test tubes

HHS funds 2 experimental flu treatments

One treatment is a new type of antiviral targeted for hospitalized patients, and the second is a monoclonal antibody.


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.

Jul 26, 2015
Annual CEIRS Network Meeting keynote lecture delivered by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr. Osterholm provided an update on human influenza outbreaks worldwide and noted the need for preparedness activities to be taken in advance of the next potential pandemic. 

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.

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The Osterholm Quote

“The likelihood that this virus [MERS-CoV] will move around the world to another health facility is very real."