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Drugs for urinary tract infection

FDA OKs cefiderocol for complicated urinary tract infections

It's approved for complicated UTIs caused by gram-negative bacteria—with a caveat.

Sick young girl

US flu activity gains more steam

Smallpox vaccination

Phase 3 trial shows MVA vaccine likely protects against smallpox

The vaccine produced a strong immune response and fewer lesions than ACAM2000.

Goat receiving medical care

Rift Valley fever outbreak reported in Sudan

Officials have reported 293 suspected cases in 6 states alongside outbreaks of the disease in goats.

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter

CDC spotlights 'deadly threat' of antibiotic resistance

Resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths a year in the United States, a new report says.

Ebola response in North Kivu, DR Congo

WHO: Biakato Mines region linked to recent Ebola cases

With 4 new infections confirmed today, the outbreak has grown to 3,291 cases, of which 2,192 have proved fatal.

Ebola vaccine injected into arm

WHO OKs Merck Ebola vaccine, paving way for stockpile

Prequalification comes a day after European officials granted full approval.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Jul 25, 2019
A CIDRAP-led team published an article in mBio on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervids and implications for prion transmission to other animals and humans (Osterholm et al).

Jul 14, 2019
In an interview on IDstewardship.com, CIDRAP-ASP outreach coordinator Marnie Peterson, PharmD, PhD, and research associate Natalie Vestin, MPH, speak with Timothy Gauthier, PharmD, about the origins of the program, our current activities, and plans for the future.

Jun 30, 2019
CIDRAP-ASP outreach director Marnie Peterson, PharmD, PhD, was the Snowdon Speaker at the Australian Society for Microbiology 2019 Annual Conference, where she gave a presentation on "Reimagining Antimicrobials and Anti-infective Development Strategies."

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The Osterholm Quote

"One of the challenges we’ve had is this climate of secrecy [surrounding Candida auris] I applaud this [New York release of hospital and nursing home data]. It's potentially a game changer because of the unique nature and consequences of dealing with this infection."