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First local Zika cases noted in India; studies explore transmission

The WHO says the cases in India likely reflect low-level transmission.

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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." (Also, listen to Outbreak News Today interview.)

Asian boy in hospital

Hospital outbreak of MCR-1 Klebsiella reported in China

This appears to be the first MCR-1 hospital outbreak.

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World Bank says most nations not ready for pandemic

One recommendations is for all nations to assess preparedness and animal health capacities by 2019.

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Zika studies uncover early spread, factors fueling Florida outbreak

The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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”.

Mar 24, 2017
Editorial on fight against infectious diseases by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The New York Times discusses the effects of reducing research and vaccine development funding, and how this affects our ability to respond to new infectious disease threats.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

May 26, 2017
  • Resistant gonorrhea in China
  • Cholera response in Yemen
May 25, 2017
  • Ebola in DRC
  • Saudi MERS cases
  • Yellow fever in Brazil
  • Zika and fetal outcome
  • WHO budget OK'd

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

May 24, 2017
  • MCR-1 in Australia
  • Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections

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The Osterholm Quote

"Antimicrobial resistance is a slow-moving tsunami that within decades could bring us back to the infectious Dark Ages, when a simple scrape could kill and untreatable tuberculosis was rampant."