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Asian boy in hospital

Hospital outbreak of MCR-1 Klebsiella reported in China

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

Deadliest Enemy book cover
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.)

Zika virus

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.

Aerial spraying

GAO says diagnostics, mosquito control key in Zika efforts

Establishing an effective diagnostics protocol for Zika testing is of utmost importance, the GAO says.

Skvortsova, Tedros, and Chan

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO director-general

Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years. 

Salmonella

New resistance gene found in Salmonella isolated from chickens

The gene was found in 15 Salmonella isolates from broiler chickens in British Columbia.

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 25, 2017
  • Ebola in DRC
  • Saudi MERS cases
  • Yellow fever in Brazil
  • Zika and fetal outcome
  • WHO budget OK'd
May 24, 2017
  • Qatar MERS case
  • Pneumonia vaccine protection

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

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

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The Osterholm Quote

"In a move to increase the U.S. defense budget by 10%, Trump has lost sight of the greatest national security threat of them all: a disease outbreak killing millions of people."