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High effectiveness found in Guinea Ebola ring vaccination trial

The vaccine was 100% effective in those who received it soon after possible exposure, setting the scene for it quickly to become a useful response tool.

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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.

Schoolchildren in Guinea

Ebola numbers drop sharply in Guinea, Sierra Leone

With only 7 new cases, the countries recorded their lowest Ebola levels in more than a year.

BSL-3 lab

CDC: DoD anthrax errors involved 575 shipments

The transfer of potentially live B anthracis  by an Army lab involved 575 shipments in 10 years, an official said.

MERS virus

New Saudi MERS case as teams publish animal studies

South Korea's government considers the hospital-linked outbreak over, as researchers reported on early vaccine and antibody findings.

Chickens in barn

Germany, Taiwan, Vietnam report avian flu outbreaks

Germany is the second European country to report a recent highly pathogenic H7N7 outbreak in poultry.

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.

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NEWS SCAN

Jul 31, 2015
  • Cyclospora goes nationwide
  • Avian flu in Nigeria, UK
  • Flu in live-animal markets
  • CSL-Novartis deal
Jul 30, 2015
  • More stuffed-chicken Salmonella
  • NIAID antiviral award

Flu Scan

Jul 30, 2015
  • Flu vaccine gaps probed
  • H5N2, H5N8 human risk
  • More avian flu in Ghana

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The Osterholm Quote

"This will go down in history as one of those hallmark public health efforts."