IV therapy

DRC Ebola cases surpass earlier outbreak total, virus infects 4 more health workers

The WHO's director-general today warned that 'red zones' in conflict areas could be hiding places for Ebola.

Ebola treatment unit

Worries about security and healthcare exposures as DRC Ebola total grows to 52

A WHO official said Ebola spread could get worse before it gets better, due to health worker exposures early in the outbreak.

New Iowa State AMR center to focus on One Health research

The Institute for AMR Research and Education aims to tackle some of the big questions about antibiotic use in animal agriculture.

WHO contact tracing

DRC probes more suspected Ebola cases, rules out 3

The health ministry says 54 suspected cases are being investigated, up from 47.

Veterinarian drawing blood from a camel

WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat

The report covers 189 cases confirmed since the last assessment a year ago.

HPV vaccination

Study: Catch-up HPV vaccination effective until age 20

The results confirm, however, that the vaccine is most effective when given at younger ages.

Ebola virus

Genetic tests confirm separate DRC Ebola outbreak; vaccination begins tomorrow

So far, there are 43 confirmed and probable cases, and health officials are probing 46 additional supected illnesses.

Mom holding baby

1 in 7 kids exposed to Zika in utero suffers defects, delays

Also, the CDC says to wait 3 months before trying to conceive rather than 6 after possible Zika exposure.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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


Aug 14, 2018
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  • MERS camel contact findings
  • Complicated UTI treatment trial
Aug 13, 2018
  • No link between maternal Tdap and autism
  • Rotavirus vaccine impact
  • Legionellosis seasonal shift

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Aug 09, 2018
  • Antibiotic resistance in Australia
  • New antibiotic for pneumonia, skin infections
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia risk factors
  • Autism and early antibiotic exposure


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The Osterholm Quote

“We have to find out what it is. Is it wildlife? We're not any farther along in preventing [illnesses] today than we were back [in May and June]."