Analysis highlights strong Zika-GBS association

Other new reports detail co-infections with other mosquito-borne viruses and fatal encephalitis.

Yellow fever vaccine production

WHO: Yellow fever not a public health emergency

Hearing test

Zika linked to hearing loss in infants

Researchers describe congenital hearing loss associated with Zika in infants born with microcephaly.

Elderly patient

US first: E coli resistant to both colistin, carbapenems

An E coli isolate resistant to both colistin and carbapenem antibiotics has been found in a US hospital patient.

Bacteria culture in petri dish

Antibiotic resistance prompts new WHO STD guidance

Quinolones are no longer recommended for gonorrhea because of widespread resistance.

Salmonella bacteria

NARMS report shows resistance low in Salmonella but up in 1 strain

Rates of multidrug resistance in Salmonella seroptype I 4,[5],12:i:- have tripled.


Jan 29, 2016
New York Times editorial on Zika epidemic and why we need to be proactive regarding infectious diseases, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Oct 30, 2015
Lancet Infectious Diseases commentary by Ebola Vaccine Team B experts assembled by the Wellcome Trust & CIDRAP, on vaccine priorities and how the "Team B" approach can serve as a model for other public health emergencies.

Sep 9, 2015
The Ford Lecture Series inaugural address by Director Michael Osterholm: "Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century: A New World Order," on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Pellegrene Auditorium - Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN. The series covers cutting-edge scientific topics and their relevance to everyday life.

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The Osterholm Quote

"D.A. [Henderson, who died on Aug 20] was a giant intellectually, he was a giant in his personality, and he didn’t shy away from controversy. . . . He always stressed the fact that without comprehensive disease surveillance, you just couldn’t run an effective public health program."