H5N2 strikes 3rd Minnesota turkey farm; H5N1 hits Romania

A 39,000-bird turkey farm was hit by H5N2, and H5N1 killed wild pelicans in Romania.

New 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.

USDA at work on poultry vaccine for H5N8, H5N2

The agency has begun developing a vaccine as a backup tool to protect US poultry if needed.

White House releases plan to curb antibiotic resistance

The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.

Two Ebola vaccines shown safe as next step pondered

The findings clear the way for the next step, which may require a change in venue.


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.

Feb 26, 2015
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) hosted a presentation and discussion on Ebola and vaccination led by Editorial Director Jim Wappes and Project Manager Carlos R. Cruz.

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The Osterholm Quote

"The global health response system is broken . . . What happens if MERS blows up or there's an Ebola-like event in East Africa? I'm not sure WHO has a plan for that."