New diarrhea guidelines stress implications of molecular tests

Improved testing may identify pathogens unsuspected by clinicians and create a need for infectious disease expertise in interpreting and acting on findings.

Ebola nurses
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.)

Aedes mosquito

More evidence of Zika, GBS link found in Puerto Rico

The findings are consistent with patterns seen during a 2013 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia.

Man's mouth

Study finds high burden of oral HPV, related cancers in men

HPV-related head and neck cancers are dramatically higher in men than in women.

Smallpox vaccine

Three cases of monkeypox confirmed in Nigeria

The positive results shed light on what could be one of the largest monkeypox outbreaks in Africa.

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Sep 13, 2017
STAT commentary on influenza vaccine safety
 and possible link to miscarriages, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

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”.

More Inside CIDRAP


Oct 18, 2017
  • No Seychelles plague cases
  • Influenza B antibody
  • HPV vaccine safety
Oct 17, 2017
  • Southern Hemisphere flu decline
  • Influenza in VA hospitals
  • H5N6 avian flu in China
  • H5N8 in South Africa
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Oct 16, 2017
  • Drug-non-susceptible gonorrhea
  • Novel antibiotic resistance genes


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The Osterholm Quote

“If anything that happens to disrupt the supply [of 30 crucial medical items produced offshore], we wouldn’t have any of it. We would suddenly see a tremendous amount of collateral damage. The [pandemic] flu will accentuate all of the other health problems that we have."