Latest Michael Osterholm Stories

Bird Flu More Common Than Previously Believed
2012-02-24 12:17:18

It was assumed that H5N1 bird flu is a rare disease that kills roughly 59 percent of the people it infects, but a new US study published in the journal Science suggests it may be more common and less deadly than previously believed.

Updated Flu Vaccines Needed
2011-10-26 13:40:06

Americans lining up for their annual flu shot might want to consider that the vaccines may be far less effective than thought, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

2010-06-04 23:28:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) 2010 Annual Conference will be held June 6-10 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

2009-07-16 15:20:00

A potential squabble is taking shape over the vaccine for the H1N1 virus, as governments fall under pressure to protect their own citizens first before allowing firms who make the virus to ship the vaccine abroad.

2009-07-15 06:00:00

ATLANTA , July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) released its Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response today.

2009-06-05 10:58:00

Novel H1N1 Influenza A Response among Key Conference Components BUFFALO, N.Y., June 5, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) 2009 Annual Conference will be held June 7-11 at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York.

2009-01-16 12:55:00

The United States government announced on Thursday that states have made progress in stockpiling drugs and preparing to vaccinate people in case of a widespread flu pandemic, but are far behind in plans for the ensuing months of disruption.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).