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Antibiotic resistance in pets an increasing problem

Experts say resistance, though not a huge concern, is on the rise among pets.

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Local Zika transmission confirmed in Singapore

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.

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FDA seeks US-wide Zika blood screening; sexual transmission concerns grow

No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks in asymptomatic infections, GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and early problems for infected babies.

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Imported MERS case in Thailand is country's third

In another MERS development, Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced an illness in a man from Taif whose exposure is under investigation.

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Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.

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New Zika case in Florida's Palm Beach County

In another development today, the CDC announced $6.8 million more to help with  outbreak response.


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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Aug 26, 2016
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  • H9N2 case in China
  • H5N1 outbreaks in Togo

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan

Aug 29, 2016
  • MCR-1 on the Arabian Peninsula
  • Drug-resistant fungal infections


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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."