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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

Ebola Vaccine Team B report
NEW CIDRAP / WELLCOME TRUST 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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First local Zika case detected outside of South Florida

A case in Pinellas County is the first non-travel–related case outside of the Miami area.

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CDC urges fast action on preventing, treating sepsis

The condition strikes quickly and can lead to tissue failure, organ damage, and death.

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More MERS in Saudi Arabia as antibody therapies get funding

In a related development, a new study suggests goats, sheep, and horses aren't likely to pass MERS-CoV to humans.

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Florida governor allocates funds to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

The money will be spent on added staff, spraying, and community outreach.

Inside CIDRAP

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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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."