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Zika funds finally pass amid more Florida cases

In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Credit: NIAID

After the UN declaration on AMR, what comes next?

UN agencies and member states have the difficult task of turning commitments into action.

Lab worker PCR test

CDC scientist challenges accuracy of Zika test

In other news, the Senate passes a funding bill that includes $1.1 billion in Zika money.

Oral polio vaccine

Last steps in polio eradication prove challenging

"Eradication is an unforgiving goal," says Emory's Walt Orenstein, MD. "A handful of cases means you've failed."

Infant vaccination

Americas region first to achieve measles elimination

After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Four suspected Zika microcephaly cases in Thailand

Also, Florida, the Philippines, and Singapore report more locally acquired cases.

Inside CIDRAP

Sep 21, 2016
Through a new collaborative called Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability (CARA), CIDRAP will continue to be a critical informational platform for healthcare providers on the frontlines of the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

Sep 9, 2016
Science editorial "Ebola and Zika: Cautionary tales" by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Jan 29, 2016
New York Times editorial on Zika epidemic and why we need to be proactive regarding infectious diseases, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

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The Osterholm Quote

"If the world is going to come to grips with the inevitability of antimicrobial resistance, we need a new game plan to deal with it. This meeting represents the first critical step in any journey moving forward."