Ebola hot spot

WHO will take up Ebola emergency declaration question for a fourth time

The first case in Goma, North Kivu province's heavily populated capital, triggered reconsideration by the WHO's emergency committee.

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

DRC Ebola vaccine

DRC to stick with just 1 vaccine in Ebola outbreak

Merck's rVSV-ZEBOV is the only vaccine that will be used during the ever-growing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

Ebola health worker

Three more health workers infected in Ebola outbreak

The new cases raise the number of infected healthcare workers to 132, 68% of whom are nurses.

Examining coughing senior

CRP testing shown to cut antibiotic use in COPD

Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.

Ebola Makona virus

CDC's adapted Ebola virus works in trials, as pressure for funds grows

CDC reverse-engineers the virus for important trials of interventions.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Jun 30, 2019
CIDRAP-ASP outreach director Marnie Peterson, PharmD, PhD, was the Snowdon Speaker at the Australian Society for Microbiology 2019 Annual Conference, where she gave a presentation on "Reimagining Antimicrobials and Anti-infective Development Strategies."

Mar 19, 2019
CIDRAP announces that it has launched the Chronic Wasting Disease Response, Research and Policy Program (CWD Program) to respond to this wildlife disease crisis and its potential for animal-to-human transmission.

Mar 1, 2019
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, contributes to a commentary in the Lancet Infectious Diseases discussing the value of Twitter to educate and advocate for global antimicrobial stewardship.

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The Osterholm Quote

"It is like having one huge child-care facility, operating with a number of people challenged by their [levels of] chemical intake. . . . Just one or two people vomiting . . . could explain this entire situation. People might think it was because they drank too much alcohol, but it's actually (that they were sick with) norovirus."