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Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Dengue clinical trial

WHO advisers halt Dengvaxia, for now

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Malaria mom and child

Malaria meetings garner support, shed new light on spread

Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.

Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

House mouse

Study finds pathogenic bacteria, resistance genes in apartment mice

Nearly a quarter of mice carried at least one antibiotic resistance gene.

Three eggs

Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of 206 million eggs

The first large-scale egg recall since 2010 comes after 23 illnesses in 9 states.

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Chopped romaine tied to growing multistate E coli outbreak

With 18 new illnesses, the outbreak has grown to 35 cases in 11 states.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Jan 9, 2018
New York Times editorial on
how the world is woefully unprepared and underfunded for the next influenza pandemic, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Apr 20, 2018
  • Romaine warning widens
  • US flu ebbs further
  • Yellow fever in Brazil
  • Avian flu outbreaks
  • Wild ducks as H5N8 carriers
Apr 19, 2018
  • Yellow fever risk
  • Rotavirus vaccine and intussusception

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Apr 20, 2018
  • More super-resistant gonorrhea
  • Penicillin 'allergy' and prescribing
  • Candida auris in Colombia

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The Osterholm Quote

"They can do everything perfect in terms of food and safety and overall ship hygiene, but the problem is, if someone comes on board with norovirus at the beginning of the trip, it's very possible in that closed environment that there'll be transmission to other passengers as well as staff."