Sick girl hugging mom in hospital

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.

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Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound

Study: Antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis don't cut preterm birth risk

Among low-risk women, 1.2% who got clindamycin had a late miscarriage or very preterm delivery, similar to placebo.

Safe dignifed Ebola burial

DRC Ebola cases top 200 as security problems fuel the spike

As officials report 11 new cases, the WHO says the situation is deteriorating.

Immunization history form

More young US kids not getting vaccinated

The median vaccine exemption rate in kindergartners climbed for the third year in a row, to 2.2%, and 1.3% of 2-year-olds get no vaccines.

Temperature taking at Africa school

Spread in school noted as DRC Ebola cases mount

A humanitarian group highlights transmission within a school and more response disruption.

Pregnancy checkup

Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Mar 1, 2018
The CIDRAP News article “To save a life, doctors turn to bacteria-killing viruses” by Chris Dall, MA, has won third place in the "trade publications/newsletter" category in the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

Jan 11, 2018
Second cohort of undergraduate students has completed CIDRAP’s new Honors Seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life”.  Created and facilitated by CIDRAP Deputy Director, Jill DeBoer, MPH, the seminar is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

More Inside CIDRAP


Oct 16, 2018
  • Ebola infections in DRC
  • New Saudi MERS case
  • MERS risk in South Korea
  • Global flu ebbing
Oct 15, 2018
  • Saudi MERS case
  • Chikungunya in Sudan
  • Severe pertussis
  • Low-path H7N3 in California

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Oct 16, 2018
  • C difficile on hospital bed sheets
  • Colistin resistance diagnostics
  • Dearth of point-of-care tests
  • New-antibiotic distribution


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The Osterholm Quote

"The risk is really low. Remember, it's still less than one in a million in terms of individuals. And we don't want people to change their everyday activities."