Doctor writing in patient's chart

Experts call for new approach to regulating fecal transplants

A 3-track system would offer key advantages to the FDA's approach, the experts say.

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.)

Dengue vaccination

Philippines, scientists grapple with Dengvaxia fallout

Data show that about 4 of 1,000 seronegative patients vaccinated could develop ADE, a serious side effect.

Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

Elderly hand in hospital bed

New estimate shows higher global rate of deaths from flu

About 291,000 to 646,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year, experts estimate.

Latino grandfather and baby

Study bolsters Zika-microcephaly link, rules out others

No link was found between microcephaly and a key insecticide—or vaccines.

DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.


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 15, 2017
  • E coli lettuce outbreak
  • Netherlands detects H5N6
  • H7N9 and market closures
  • Yellow fever in Brazil, Peru
  • Polio in Pakistan, Syria
Dec 14, 2017
  • Long-lasting Ebola antibodies
  • Meningitis C in Nigeria
  • Bangladesh diphtheria outbreak

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Dec 15, 2017
  • Rifampicin for Staph bacteremia
  • VRE in the ICU
  • ICU antibiotic stewardship


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The Osterholm Quote

"Unfortunately, [H3N2 influenza is] the one strain that the vaccine is really underperforming in, in every regard."