ARMADA seeks to create 'criminal database' of drug-resistant pathogens

Non-profit uses a big-data approach, global network.

Pasta salad

Salmonella prompts recall of pasta salads from Hy-Vee

So far 21 people in 5 states have been sickened in the outbreak, and 5 patients have been hospitalized.

Ethiopian shepherd and flock

Uganda reports Rift Valley fever outbreak

The outbreak involves 2 districts in the country's "cattle corridor" and occurs as Rwanda is reporting the disease in animals and possibly people.

Urgent care prescribing

Study spotlights inappropriate prescribing in urgent care

Almost half of patients with respiratory infections improperly get antibiotics.

McDonald's salad

Cyclospora outbreaks grow in Midwest, Texas

More cases have been reported in 2 outbreaks, one linked to Del Monte veggie trays and the other to McDonald's salads.

Novartis headquarters

Novartis drops antibiotic development program

The decision means the firm will no longer work on several antimicrobial projects in development.


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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  • Low UK flu vaccine protection
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  • Evaluating Ebola vaccine
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  • HPV vaccine in boys, men

Food Outbreak Scan

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  • New Cyclospora cases in 2 outbreaks
  • More Salmonella from backyard chickens


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The Osterholm Quote

“We have to find out what it is. Is it wildlife? We're not any farther along in preventing [illnesses] today than we were back [in May and June]."