Aedes aegypti closeup

Study profiles local Zika threat to California; first live attenuated vaccine trial begins

In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.

IV therapy

DRC Ebola cases surpass earlier outbreak total, virus infects 4 more health workers

The WHO's director-general today warned that 'red zones' in conflict areas could be hiding places for Ebola.

Trachoma campaign

Study: Mass antibiotic use limits but doesn't banish trachoma

Possible reasons why elimination failed include water and sanitation problems and exposure to people who didn't take part in the treatment program.

Ebola treatment unit

Worries about security and healthcare exposures as DRC Ebola total grows to 52

A WHO official said Ebola spread could get worse before it gets better, due to health worker exposures early in the outbreak.

New Iowa State AMR center to focus on One Health research

The Institute for AMR Research and Education aims to tackle some of the big questions about antibiotic use in animal agriculture.

WHO contact tracing

DRC probes more suspected Ebola cases, rules out 3

The health ministry says 54 suspected cases are being investigated, up from 47.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Jan 11, 2018
Second cohort of undergraduate students has completed CIDRAP’s new Honors Seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life”.  Created and facilitated by CIDRAP Deputy Director, Jill DeBoer, MPH, the seminar is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

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The Osterholm Quote

"Now we are caught up in an economic war in the sense of tariffs. . . . If we were ever in an international incident with China, they would literally have their hands around our necks in terms of critical drugs. They wouldn’t even have to fire a shot."