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DRC announces Ebola case near Ugandan border

The case is in Tchomia, on Lake Albert, which straddles the DRC-Uganda border.

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CDC blames MDR Campylobacter outbreak on pet-store puppy exposure

The outbreak, which began in 2016, affected 118 people in 18 states.

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Studies: Diarrheal disease rates vary across Africa, world

The new data highlight an especially profound impact on the very young and very old.

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US officials probe Cyclospora spike, tainted US produce

Some illnesses reflect restaurant clusters linked to contaminated basil, cilantro.

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White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense

With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.

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WHO report warns efforts to end TB are falling short

TB remains high in many low- and middle-income nations, and about 558,000 people in 2017 developed rifampicin-resistant TB.

Inside CIDRAP

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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

NEWS SCAN

Sep 21, 2018
  • E coli ground beef outbreak
  • Polio in Afghanistan, DRC
  • Healthcare-associated infections
Sep 20, 2018
  • More low-path H7N3 in California
  • Cholera in Zimbabwe
  • Coconut oil against mosquitoes

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Sep 21, 2018
  • CARB-X growth
  • Carbapenem resistance in US hospitals
  • Data-sharing tool for antibiotic discovery

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The Osterholm Quote

"From the time you get the flu shot, every month after that the actual protection is reduced over time."