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New case of locally transmitted Zika in Miami as details about first patients emerge

The first locally transmitted case detected involved a 23-year-old pregnant women. Several of the other patients infected locally have work-related ties to the Wynwood neighborhood.

Cardinals may protect people from West Nile virus

Researchers call cardinals West Nile virus 'supersupressors' because their lower viral blood levels are less likely to transmit the disease back to mosquitoes.

Ebola Vaccine Team B report
NEW CIDRAP / WELLCOME TRUST 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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Minnesota takes a 'One Health' approach to antibiotic stewardship

The new effort is designed to ease tensions between human and animal health groups to better address resistance issues.

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New case of non-travel related Zika in Palm Beach County

Sampling and other activities are under way in Palm Beach County, where the newest case was reported, but the patient had traveled to Miami-Dade County.

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Another local Zika case reported in Miami

The case is within the Wynwood neighborhood where 14 other local infections have been identified.

Inside CIDRAP

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

"Some of these products, particularly some vaccines, may take 500 million to a billion dollars. And they could lose many more along the way. And so with that, it could take years [for a Zika vaccine to reach market]."