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Antiviral capsules

Antiviral combo cuts flu virus shedding but not symptoms

By day 7, both treatment groups had similar rates of viral shedding.

Deadliest Enemy book cover
New Osterholm Book

'Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs'

New book serves as call to action against infectious disease threats and includes 9-point "battle plan." (Also, listen to Outbreak News Today interview.)

Lab mouse

Zika vaccine prevents pregnancy spread, testicle damage in mice

A single dose of the live-attenuated vaccine prevents transmission to the offspring of pregnant mice, as well as preventing testicular damage in male mice.

Sound waves

Approach uses cell frequency noise to gauge antibiotic susceptibility

The new technique could produce results in a fraction of the time needed for conventional tests.

Lab scientist

US panel advises on AMR reduction in humans, animals

Recommendations focus on public-private R&D funding, incentives, and other steps.

Aedes albopictus

New US mosquito maps show potential hot spots for Zika, other diseases

About 75% of counties on the US mainland have suitable habitat for Aedes mosquitoes, CDC researchers say.

Cotton swab and test tube

Study: HPV screen bests Pap smear at detecting cervical cancer

The study involved almost 5,000 women in a country with high vaccine uptake.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Sep 13, 2017
STAT commentary on influenza vaccine safety
 and possible link to miscarriages, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

May 24, 2017
Fortune editorial on proposed cuts to domestic and international public health preparedness and medical research, and how they put Americans’ health in serious danger, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Apr 21, 2017
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, featured in Fortune’s34 leaders who are changing health care”.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Sep 25, 2017
  • Saudi MERS cases
  • Chikungunya spike
  • Measles outbreak response
  • Sports infections in kids
Sep 22, 2017
  • MERS in UAE
  • Vaccine-related polio
  • More chikungunya in France, Italy
  • Waning flu vaccine protection
  • H5N8 in South Africa

Flu Scan

Sep 25, 2017
  • Flu in Maryland fair pigs
  • H7N9 cluster analysis
  • Peramivir pediatric indication
  • H5N1 in Malaysia

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The Osterholm Quote

"[Flu vaccine effectiveness is] much more complicated than we thought. I know less about influenza today than I did 10 years ago."