Hand washing at Ebola screening center

WHO: Insecure Ebola hot spots pose resurgence risk elsewhere

Recent cases have been in a compact area with limited access and security problems.

UN trucks in North Kivu province, DR Congo

Butembo treatment center cleared of Ebola patients in DRC

Outbreak totals climb to 3,224 infections, including 2,150 fatal ones.

Ebola vaccine campaign in DR Congo

As Ebola cases climb, launch of 2nd vaccine in works

The Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine will be rolled out in November, officials say.

Blood centrifuge

New DRC Ebola cases confirmed as FDA OKs rapid test

The WHO continues to say that progress in curtailing the outbreak must be balanced with caution.

Zika babies with microcephaly

Study highlights Zika lessons, need to stay vigilant

The virus can have long-lasting consequences for those exposed in utero and will likely strike again, experts say.

DRC Ebola outbreak response

WHO: Ebola outbreak 'back to where it began'

Only 27 health zones are now reporting cases, down from 207 during the peak of the outbreak.


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

"Sao Paulo had very little Zika activity — that's a city that is ripe for a major epidemic. It's just a matter of the wrong mosquito infecting the wrong population, and then you've got an epidemic."