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WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine

One of the changes involves H3N2, a move that will likely not solve egg-adaptation problems, an expert says.

Aedes albopictus mosquito

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Brazil has confirmed almost 1,000 human cases since July 2016, and cases in animals have doubled.

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CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Flu shot

US study finds 36% flu vaccine protection, 25% against H3N2

Protection is 36% overall, 25% against H3N2, 67% against H1N1, and 42% against flu B.

Brown hen

High-path H9N2 infects Ghana poultry, raising concern

H9N2 avian flu typically circulates in birds as a low-pathogenic strain.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Jan 9, 2018
New York Times editorial on
how the world is woefully unprepared and underfunded for the next influenza pandemic, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

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.

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The Osterholm Quote

"We live in a global just-in-time economy. A pandemic could put a screeching halt to that. [Aviation] is really a very accelerated way to move the virus that's unprecedented in human history."