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WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

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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.

Sick girl in hospital

Multidrug-resistant infections rising in US kids

Over the 8-year study period MDR bacterial infections increased sevenfold.

Patient on oxygen

Slight decrease seen in US, European flu activity

Also, UK scientists yesterday reported a novel subclade of the H3N2 strain of influenza.

French goose farm

H5N1 hits Vietnam again as 7 European nations report more H5N8

France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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

NEWS SCAN

Feb 27, 2017
  • H5N1 cases in Egypt
  • H5N8, H5N1 outbreaks
  • Chikungunya in Pakistan, Brazil
Feb 24, 2017
  • Zika vaccine targets
  • Yellow fever in Brazil
  • Canada beef irradiation
  • Candidate E coli vaccine

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Feb 24, 2017
  • New diagnostic tests
  • Antibiotic prescribing frequency
  • Possible Candida auris drug
  • MRSA pattern shifts

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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."