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Qatar, Saudi Arabia report new MERS cases

Qatar reports its third case of the year, while Saudi Arabia confirms an illness linked to camel exposure.

Ebola Vaccine Team B 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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FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

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CDC readying Zika response plan as numbers climb

The CDC is working on a Zika response plan for when the first local US cases are detected.

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Needle stick infects lab worker with Zika virus

Also, the NAS says more research is needed on genetically modified mosquitoes.

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WHO plans to stretch vaccine as yellow fever persists in Africa

Yellow fever stubbornly persists and is spreading, despite a major influx of vaccine.


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

"We're going to see this [Zika] likely peak in the next 12 to 18 months in terms of the number of new infections. And then as more people become infected, and recover, the transmission dynamics will drop."