Ducks and lone chicken

H5N6 avian flu reassortant confirmed in Dutch outbreak

Also, Cambodia reports an H5N1 outbreak in poultry, its first in nearly a year.

Deadliest Enemy book cover
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, listen to Outbreak News Today interview.)

Get a flu shot sign in Chicago

US flu continues to rise and expand its reach

The number of states reporting geographically widespread flu rose from 4 to 7.

Restaurant kitchen drain

UK outbreak probe points to Salmonella reservoir in faulty restaurant drains

A restaurant's faulty drainage system—thought to harbor Salmonella bacteria in biofilms—was the likely source of a long and perplexing outbreak in England, investigators determined.

Hospitalized girl on oxygen

Study identifies risk factors for ESBL carriage in PICU

Risk factors include previous infection and hospitalization in a high-ESBL-burden nation.

Vaccinating teen girl

Phase 1 trials promising for 2 Zika vaccines, including shelved one

Trials of both an inactivated and a DNA vaccine showed good safety and immune response data.

Water treatment facility aerial view

UN report cites environmental threat of antimicrobial resistance

Discharge from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste can contribute.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Oct 25, 2017
CIDRAP been selected
to work closely with the World Health Organization to develop research and development roadmaps for the creation of medical countermeasures targeting Ebola/Marburg, Nipah, and Lassa viruses.

Oct 12, 2017
Commentary on CDC's past, present, and future challenges
 in supporting the global health security agenda, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Sep 13, 2017
STAT commentary on influenza vaccine safety
 and possible link to miscarriages, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

More Inside CIDRAP


Dec 11, 2017
  • Dengvaxia turmoil
  • North Korea bioweapons
  • MERS case, death
  • Vaccine scare signals
Dec 08, 2017
  • Texas Zika cases
  • H7N9 survivor study
  • Avian flu in Europe, South Africa
  • Marburg outbreak over
  • Malaria in Mekong

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Dec 11, 2017
  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria treatment guide
  • Antimicrobial resistance workshop


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The Osterholm Quote

"I must admit on a whole, we have not taken these areas as seriously as we can and should. I'm embarrassed to say in my own home state of Minnesota, only 24 percent of hospitals had a recognized antibiotic stewardship program in place [in 2015]."