DNA test

H7N9 analyses hint at genetic mutations, drug resistance

Analyses of samples from China and Taiwan hint at resistance to antiviral drugs.

Team B cover
CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust Report

Completing the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Third report from Ebola Vaccine Team B highlights Ebola vaccine successes as well as gaps and challenges.

Doctor examining girl

Flu widespread in 46 states; 9 more kids' deaths reported

The H3N2 strain continues to dominate, especially affecting the elderly.

Flu vaccine production

Current flu vaccine protects about half of recipients

Effectiveness so far this season is 48% in the US and slightly lower in Europe.

Roosters and chickens

H7N9 infections continue to climb in China

The 61 new infections reported last week push the mainland's total to at least 419 cases.


Jan 9, 2017
New honors seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life” developed by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH, is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

Dec 20, 2016
The Atlantic
article on whether the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of pandemic flu or other emerging disease features commentary by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH.

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.

More Inside CIDRAP


Feb 20, 2017
  • Six new MERS cases
  • Antibiotic resistance in kids
  • Seoul virus in the Midwest
  • Zika spread, birth defects
Feb 17, 2017
  • Zika birth defects
  • More yellow fever
  • Limiting dengue
  • Malaria in the Americas
  • H5N8 outbreaks

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Feb 17, 2017
  • Daptomycin for kids' MRSA
  • Antibiotics sans prescription
  • CRE source in the ICU


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The Osterholm Quote

"Last year we spent over a billion dollars researching new HIV vaccines … an important investment. But the best estimate we can come up with is we only spent about $35 million globally on … research on new game-changing flu vaccines."