Washington winter

Lawmakers take up Zika funding as study yields more sexual transmission clues

Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.

Ebola Vaccine Team B report cover
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. Ebola Team B page.

Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

Obama seeks $1.8 billion for Zika response; CDC ups emergency level

The administration's request covers both domestic and international actions, with CDC's EOC at a level to speed up and coordinate the response.

Scientist with pipette

WHO lists Zika R&D priorities; groups probe microcephaly, GBS

The WHO will be fast-tracking some Zika R&D projects.

Obgyn patient

CDC advises on Zika-related sexual spread, pregnancy care

Pregnant women and their babies are the focus because of a strongly suspected link to complications.


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

"Why would any private sector company want to invest in these [Zika virus] vaccines? [Companies] are not philanthropic organizations."