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Study: Resistant gram-negative bacteria common in nursing homes

Findings of a meta-analysis point up need for better infection control programs in facilities that serve the elderly.

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New Osterholm Book

'Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs'

New book serves as call to action against infectious disease threats and includes 9-point "battle plan." (Also, view New America segment on the book.)

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WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

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Sixth Brazilian state reports yellow fever

Tocantins joins Para, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo, and Minas Gerais as states with confirmed human yellow fever cases.

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Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deaths

A WHO official said the hospital cluster involves 17 illnesses, 9 of them fatal, and specimens from 6 people who died tested negative for Ebola.

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CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust Report

Completing the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Third report from Ebola Vaccine Team B highlights Ebola vaccine successes as well as gaps and challenges.

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Mar 24, 2017
Editorial on fight against infectious diseases by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The New York Times discusses the effects of reducing research and vaccine development funding, and how this affects our ability to respond to new infectious disease threats.

Mar 14, 2017
Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
 book by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, lays out a "Battle Plan for Survival" with a nine-point strategy on how we can keep ourselves safer from emerging infectious disease threats. Preventing a global flu pandemic is the top priority.

Jan 9, 2017
New honors seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life” developed by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH, is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Apr 28, 2017
  • More MERS in Saudi Arabia
  • Liberian illness cluster update
Apr 27, 2017
  • More H5N8, H5N1
  • Vaccination info systems
  • MERS overview

Flu Scan

Apr 28, 2017
  • H7N9 in China
  • Flu season slows

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The Osterholm Quote

"I’m tired of having people just talk about the problems, which is why we’ve tried to lay out answers in this book. Our key message is not to scare you out of your wits. It’s to scare you into your wits."