IPV vaccination

WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine

High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials have contributed to the shortage, which has thrown a wrench into immunization campaigns during a crucial transition between vaccine types.

Gonorrhea bacteria

CDC report: STDs reached all-time high in 2015

Syphilis cases jumped 19%, gonorrhea increased by 12.8%, and chlamydia by 5.9% from 2014.

Teen vaccine

Vaccine panel recommends 2 doses of HPV vaccine for preteens

ACIP spent several months reviewing clinical trial data that showed two doses in younger adolescents prompted an immune response similar to or higher than in young adults.

Zika virus found in Florida blood bank, mosquitoes

More Zika in Florida traps, blood banks.

Presidential microphones

TFAH outlines health policy priorities for next US president

The non-profit highlights policies that could save billions in avoidable healthcare costs, it says.

Government funding

Zika funding to be split among CDC, NIH, emergency fund

Also today, a Lancet letter details the second case of female-to-male sexual spread.


Sep 21, 2016
Through a new collaborative called Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability (CARA), CIDRAP will continue to be a critical informational platform for healthcare providers on the frontlines of the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

Sep 9, 2016
Science editorial "Ebola and Zika: Cautionary tales" by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Jan 29, 2016
New York Times editorial on Zika epidemic and why we need to be proactive regarding infectious diseases, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

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