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Tuberculosis declines in US, Europe, but issues remain

TB cases among people of foreign origin pose problems for disease elimination, officials say.

Aedes aegypti mosquito
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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."

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CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust Report

Completing the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Third report from Ebola Vaccine Team B highlights Ebola vaccine successes as well as gaps and challenges.

Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis

About 20% of TB cases globally are resistant, and 5% are resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin.

Brown howler monkey

Another yellow fever case noted in Rio de Janeiro state

The state now has 3 cases, 1 fatal, and officials worry the disease will spread to the city of Rio.

Camels

Qatar reports its first MERS case of 2017

The case, involving a 62-year-old man, is likely locally acquired, and Saudi officials, meanwhile, report MERS in 4 camel herds.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Jan 9, 2017
New honors seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life” developed by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH, is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

Dec 20, 2016
The Atlantic
article on whether the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of pandemic flu or other emerging disease features commentary by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH.

Sep 21, 2016
Through a new collaborative called Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability (CARA), CIDRAP will continue to be a critical informational platform for healthcare providers on the frontlines of the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

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Mar 23, 2017
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Mar 24, 2017
  • MDR bacteria in Myanmar
  • New AMR initiative

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The Osterholm Quote

"With each passing year, we lose a percentage of our antibiotic firepower. In a very real sense, we confront the possibility of revisiting the Dark Age where many infections we now consider routine could cause severe illness."