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Michael Osterholm, currently the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, is one of the worlds leading experts on public health and biosecurity, has been widely quoted identifying the three phases of epidemic control:

October 24th, 2014 • 6:08 PM

The middle route of China's huge South-to-North Water Diversion project will be in operation by the end of this month, CCTV reported Thursday. Beijing will be the most important recipient, getting 500,000 cubic meters of water daily, but this will meet the demand of only about 5 million of Beijing's 21 million residents.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:29 AM

Under the headline "In 7th Worcester race, Frost's Democratic challenger wants Obama impeached," the Worchester, MA, Telegram and Gazette reports on the program of Terry Burke Dotson, the Democratic candidate for the state legislature.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:05 AM

A World Health Organization (WHO) internal report leaked to Associated Press details failures at the UN agency to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The report, according to AP, concluded that "Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall." The document, according to news accounts, singled out Dr.

October 20th, 2014 • 10:33 AM

43 people who were quarantined for Ebola monitoring in a Liberian town after four people died of Ebola, had no food and threatened to break out of quarantine to obtain some food, according to a Liberian state radio account, reported by AP on Thursday.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:33 AM

Early this morning, in China, the fourth Chinese lunar mission, designated Chang'e-5T (test) was launched from the Xichang launch center. The Chang'e-4 mission had been planned as a repeat the previous lander/rover mission, but was cancelled due to the success of Chang'e-3.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:19 AM

The weekend 30th anniversary conference of the Schiller Institute, held near Frankfurt, Germany, was an historic event that provided a window into the urgently needed "New Paradigm" for mankind, based on a previously unprecedented collaboration among sovereign nation-states to tackle the crises facing mankind that no single nation or small group of nations can solv

October 24th, 2014 • 7:36 AM

Russian Ambassador to India Alexander M. Kadakin welcomed the decision by the Indian government to increase its number of nuclear power plants and praised the strategic partnership between Russia and India.

October 20th, 2014 • 10:38 AM