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Streptomycin passing the bacterial wall

Study: Low-level antibiotics can produce high-level resistance

Could low antibiotic levels in the environment pose a risk?

IV injection

Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections

The study dashes hopes that combining piperacillin and tazobactam might help prevent overuse of carbapenems.

Mass spectrometer

FDA approves rapid diagnostic test for Candida auris

The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.

Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

Dengue clinical trial

WHO advisers halt Dengvaxia, for now

The controversial dengue vaccine should not be used until clinicians can confirm prior dengue infection, and such a test is at least 2 years away.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

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. 

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Apr 25, 2018
  • Chikungunya severity
  • Avian flu outbreaks in 3 nations
Apr 24, 2018
  • US stockpile management
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Meningitis B vaccine progress

Food Outbreak Scan

Apr 25, 2018
  • Dozens more lettuce E coli cases
  • Listeria in South Africa

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The Osterholm Quote

"The public has a whole new understanding of science, data, facts, and fake news. We've surely had an anti-science movement well before the current situation, but it's never been as acute."