A statistical model created by PhD student Yang Liu placed fourth out of twenty-one teams in the CDC’s annual influenza forecasting competition.
Category Archives: Infectious Diseases
Every year, Minnesota experiences more than 40 foodborne disease outbreaks. The summer months see scores of Salmonella cases or E. coli poisoning, while winter brings norovirus infections by the droves. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is continuously collecting information on potential foodborne illness outbreaks via routine surveillance, or when…
Research from graduates Uzoma Abakporo (MPH, ‘15) and Abdirahman Hussein (MPH, ’15) examines the role of men in helping to raise HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening rates in local Somali women and children.
PhD student Maria Sundaram is a featured expert in the New England Journal of Medicine’s upcoming influenza vaccine online forum Aug. 16-25.
Recent measles outbreaks have reignited the vaccine debate. Infectious disease researcher Michael Osterholm says that everyone should be vaccinated. “One of the challenges we’ve had is this growing body of anti-vaccination efforts out there. We are starting to see the return of vaccine-preventable diseases and we don’t have that institutional memory anymore,” Osterholm says….
Deer ticks are found across Minnesota and they carry a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. We asked tickborne researcher Jonathan Oliver how we can protect ourselves. “There’s definitely been an increase in the number of tickborne diseases in Minnesota over the last 20 or more years,” says Oliver. He credits the…
Infectious disease epidemiologist and SPH Regents Professor Michael Osterholm answers questions about infectious disease outbreaks and shares tips from his latest book, “Deadliest Enemy” about what we can do to prepare.
A new program developed by Professor Alan Lifson aims to keep Ethiopian HIV patients in treatment by pairing them with fellow HIV-positive peer support workers to help them in managing their illness.