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With new cases, Katwa remains epicenter of Ebola outbreak

Five new Ebola cases were recorded in recent days, bringing the total to 840.

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US flu activity continues to rise

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

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Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

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Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Safe and dignified Ebola burial

Ebola infects 4 more in DRC as death prompts testing in Uganda

The developments lift the outbreak total to 823 cases, including 517 deaths.

Patient discharged from hospital

Fluoroquinolone stewardship may end at hospital door

Stewardship programs were tied to lower fluoroquinolone prescribing, but some prescribing appeared to shift to after hospital discharge.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Jan 14, 2019
CIDRAP has received a $5.4 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation to address significant drug and medical supply shortages experienced globally.

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.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Feb 18, 2019
  • More MERS infections
  • US flaccid myelitis cases
  • H9N2 avian flu case in China
  • Flu A and B illness differences
  • Human H3N2 flu challenge
Feb 15, 2019
  • More Saudi MERS
  • Raw turkey Salmonella
  • Polio in Indonesia, Pakistan
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Feb 18, 2019
  • Resistant bacteria in farm soil
  • Geographic MRSA risks
  • Readmission after C diff

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The Osterholm Quote

"Measles makes an infected child into a viral Uzi."