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DRC: 24 Ebola cases confirmed in past 72 hours

Alongside the slew of new cases, 12 more people died from their infections, as violence continued against outbreak responders.

Sick girl in bed

Wave of H3N2 cases keeps US flu activity high

Several indicators show a downward trend, but deaths in kids have reached 68 and hospitalizations continue to climb.

Tedros in DRC

WHO chief says much larger Ebola outbreak averted

Tedros said there are signs the virus is retreating, but added that security is still the main challenge for health workers.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

Trial data support shorter drug-resistant TB regimen

Short-course therapy led to a favorable outcome in 79% of patients, compared with 80% in long-course patients.

Antibiotics before miscarriage surgery not tied to fewer infections

A benefit was found, however, when pelvic infection was defined by strict criteria.

Ebola health worker donning gloves

DRC reports 2 new Ebola cases; study notes seroprevalence in region

The DRC and Republic of Congo had seroprevalance rates of 2% to 3.5%.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Mar 1, 2019
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, contributes to a commentary in the Lancet Infectious Diseases discussing the value of Twitter to educate and advocate for global antimicrobial stewardship.

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.

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.

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NEWS SCAN

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  • Saudi MERS cases
  • AAP on flu shots, vaccine exemptions
  • Suspected Nipah in Bangladesh
  • Avian flu in Nepal, Denmark
Mar 15, 2019
  • Botulism from home-canned peas
  • More turkey Salmonella
  • Safety rules for agricultural water
  • Polio in Nigeria

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Mar 18, 2019
  • Drop in US antibiotic prescribing
  • Short course for Pseudomonas
  • Antibiotic cardiac device 'envelope'

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The Osterholm Quote

"Regardless of whether CWD reaches humans, it's going to be a hell of a wildlife disease problem no matter what. But it could be a lot more than that. We could have a BSE nightmare, an American version of it, all over again."