Neutrophil ingesting MRSA

Survey highlights progress on national AMR action plans

Over 90% of the world's population live in a nation that has created or is working on an action plan.

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.)

TB xray

Global health ministers commit to end TB


To save a life, doctors turn to bacteria-killing viruses

Scientists can't be sure phage therapy saved a man's life, but it holds much promise in treating dangerous superbugs.

Ebola blood vial

Reports detail Ebola post-exposure guidance, fatality risk

Analysis of blood samples provides clues about how the disease unfolds and which patients are more likely to die.

Hospital hand washing

WHO offers guidance on carbapenem-resistant bacteria

The first-ever global guidelines aim to prevent 3 types of superbugs in healthcare settings.

Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.


New avian flu outbreaks noted as USDA OK's DNA poultry vaccine

Bulgaria and South Africa report outbreaks, and the USDA approves the first poultry DNA vaccine.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Oct 25, 2017
CIDRAP been selected
to work closely with the World Health Organization to develop research and development roadmaps for the creation of medical countermeasures targeting Ebola/Marburg, Nipah, and Lassa viruses.

Oct 12, 2017
Commentary on CDC's past, present, and future challenges
 in supporting the global health security agenda, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

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

More Inside CIDRAP


Nov 17, 2017
  • Saudi MERS case
  • Polio in Afghanistan
  • Tainted tiny turtles
  • Pandemic planning guide
  • US flu rises
Nov 16, 2017
  • Marburg outbreak winds down
  • Flu vax text alerts
  • Diphtheria in Latin America
  • Yemen health crisis
  • Avian flu in Brazil

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Nov 17, 2017
  • Primary care stewardship
  • No-touch superbug disinfection
  • Surgical antimicrobial prescribing


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The Osterholm Quote

"Bird flu is our number one, two, and three priority. For both birds and humans."