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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.

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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.

Bacillus anthracis

Poor inactivation, testing blamed for DoD anthrax errors

A report points to faulty inactivation of Bacillus anthracis spores and inadequate testing.

Malaria vaccination

Europe green-lights world's first malaria vaccine

Decades in the making, the world's first malaria vaccine was cleared by European  regulators and awaits WHO decisions.

Influenza virus

BARDA: Recent 'universal' flu vaccine proposals fell short

BARDA's director says he's hopeful that a call for proposals in October will bear better fruit.

Vaccine research

Experts propose $2 billion global vaccine fund

Money could come from governments, industry, and others, with grants monitored by independent groups.

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

Jul 28, 2015
  • CDC slowness on lab safety
  • Cyclospora cilantro alert
  • Low hepatitis B awareness
  • Meningitis in Africa
  • 6-strain infant vaccine
Jul 27, 2015
  • New Saudi MERS case
  • Anthrax lab error list grows
  • More chikungunya illness

Flu Scan

Jul 28, 2015
  • Southern Hemisphere flu rise
  • H5N8 outbreaks in Korea

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The Osterholm Quote

"The good news is that this is a report that can move us to the next level. But it will mean little if it does not translate into action."