H1N1 influenza

Experts on watch for resistance to new flu drug

Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.

Flu shot sign

CDC says flu season still going strong

Ebola disinfection

WHO expert: Ebola outbreak to continue at least 6 more months

Peter Salama says high rates in children might be due to facility types.

Doc prescribing for older patient

Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

Dermatoscope for acne

Study finds dermatologists have cut antibiotic use

Oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists fell 37% from 2008 through 2016, but use in some areas rose.

Woman and baby in DR Congo

Ebola cases grow by 9, including 1 in new area

The new cases and 6 new deaths bring the outbreak total to 658 and the fatality count to 402, with 200 cases still being investigated.

Pills in blister pack

Allergic to penicillin? Review calls for deeper probe

The review recommends categorizing patients into low-, medium-, and high-risk.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Jan 14, 2019
CIDRAP has received a $5.4 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation to address significant drug and medical supply shortages experienced globally.

Oct 16, 2018
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has a commentary in JAMA detailing why our vulnerability to pandemic flu could be greater today than a century ago.

Jun 8, 2018
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has been selected by the US Department of State as one of five 2018 US Science Envoys. As a Science Envoy for Health Security, Dr. Osterholm will combat biological threats by working with priority countries on infectious disease preparedness and antimicrobial stewardship.

More Inside CIDRAP


Jan 18, 2019
  • DRC Ebola spike
  • Economic risk of epidemics
  • Funds for smallpox vaccine
  • New polio cases
  • Measles in Madagascar
  • Measles in Washington state
Jan 17, 2019
  • WHO MERS snapshot
  • HPV vaccination gap
  • WHO misconduct probe
  • Zika antibody persistence

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jan 18, 2019
  • New CARB-X funding
  • VRE in Swiss hospitals


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The Osterholm Quote

"We know, based on our recent experience, that there will be more and more incidents where necessary drugs or medical supplies will be unavailable to those in crisis and, increasingly, the consequences are truly about life and death."