Medical team at hospital bed

ID consults tied to lower death rates in MDR infections

With some multidrug-resistant bacteria, having infectious disease consults cut death rates 52% to 59%.

White chickens feeding

Tests turn up low-path H7N1 avian flu at Texas farm

In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.

Downward trend

Flu activity drops across country as season ebbs

The acting CDC director, though, says more cases can be expected yet this season.

Nurse and outpatient

Needle hasn't moved on US outpatient antibiotic prescribing

For the top three antibiotics, usage was much higher in winter than in summer.

Vaccinated baby

Study finds no immune overload for US kids' vaccine schedule

The extensive study adds to an already vast collection of data on vaccine safety.


UK seeing outbreak of highly azithromycin-resistant gonorrhea

A separate paper details ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea cases in Australia.


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


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  • Avian flu in Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan
  • Monkeypox preparedness priorities
Mar 14, 2018
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • No suicide-Tamiflu link found
  • Chikungunya vaccine trial

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Mar 15, 2018
  • MCR-4, MCR-5 in China
  • Award for blood infection test
  • Antibiotics and Staph biofilms


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