New canine flu detected in several more states

Cases of the new canine H3N2 virus centered around Chicago have now been detected in as many as 13 states.

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.

South Korea has its first MERS case; UAE finds 2

MERS has reached South Korea for the first time, and the UAE has identified 2 asymptomatic cases.

Taiwan, Turkey, India battle avian flu; OIE calls for vigilance

The OIE says avian flu oubreaks in 35 nations since early 2014 highlight the importance of  prevention and control.

Iowa reports 4 more avian flu outbreaks

Iowa has now had 56 outbreaks, and experts estimate a $310 million economic loss in Minnesota because of direct and indirect costs of H5N2.


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
Bioterrorism chapter published in the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (6 ed.) is authored by Research Associate Nicholas Kelley, PhD, and Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

More Inside CIDRAP


May 22, 2015
  • More Ebola in West Africa
  • New Qatar MERS case
  • Raw tuna Salmonella
May 21, 2015
  • Details on new rabies variant
  • Ebola clinical symptoms
  • Global polio progress
  • Peanut butter Salmonella settlement

Avian Flu Scan

May 22, 2015
  • H7N9 cases in China
  • H5N1 outbreak in Vietnam


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The Osterholm Quote

"We have no real preparedness, and we're seeing that right now with avian influenza."