Ebola ambulance disinfection

Six more cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

The outbreak has now reached 521 cases and 306 deaths as responders grapple with multiple challenges.

Ebola baby

Officials note 10 new Ebola cases as youngest patient recovers

Also, the NIAID has reached an agreement to license an experimental treatment.

Beni ETC

Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma

Health officials are on high alert for potential spread to Goma, North Kivu province's capital and largest city.

Bloodstream infection bacteremia

Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia

Results indicate that a 7-day course of antibiotics is not inferior to a 14-day course.

Ebola ambulance team

Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak

A lead WHO official says the most recent wave of cases has proved especially challenging, with cases widely dispersed.

Big Mac hamburger and french fries

McDonald's sets timeline to cut antibiotics in beef supply

Starting in 2022, the company will begin reporting progress on meeting targets for medically important drugs.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Oct 16, 2018
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has a commentary in JAMA detailing why our vulnerability to pandemic flu could be greater today than a century ago.

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.

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The Osterholm Quote

"What makes us quite convinced that this is actually an infectious process is that these cases are not located only in one area ... and if you look at the seasonality, it's very, very striking to see that the vast majority of cases that have occurred since 2014 have occurred in the months of basically August and September and then coming back down in October ... It has all the makings of being an enterovirus-like agent or agents."