Texas officials probe spike in Cyclospora cases

Texas health officials have received 61 illness reports over the past month and are looking for a common source.

Study: Pieces of MERS-CoV found in air of camel barn

The findings raise the possibility of airborne spread, but an expert called them preliminary.

Major analysis sees long-term progress on malaria, TB, HIV

The authors say the world has made overall progress in fighting the three diseases.

West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1,000

Sierra Leone's new cases nudge its total ahead of Guinea's, and Liberia also adds to its illness and death totals.

PAHO's chikungunya count jumps 24%, to 442,000

The increase was led by the Dominican Republic, which had almost 60,000 new cases.

Reports profile Caribbean chikungunya threat to Europe

The outbreak is making ripples in Europe as Jamaica reports its first case.

WHO reports 18 new Ebola cases in West Africa

The new numbers bring history's largest Ebola outbreak to 982 cases and 613 deaths.

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The latest research and happenings at CIDRAP

May 16, 2014
MERS webinar featuring director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and fellow Pritish Tosh, MD, scheduled for May 22.

May 13, 2014
MERS story on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams includes interview with director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

May 2, 2014
National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) recently appointed Public Health Practices director Kathleen Kimball-Baker as Activity Lead for assessing the use and usefulness of the Index.

Apr 24, 2014
Practices for improving biosurveillance Webinar includes a presentation by Public Health Practices director Kathleen Kimball-Baker.

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