Study: latest H7N9 strains edge closer to efficient transmission

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

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.)

Ebola nurses

New Ebola guidelines address immediate supportive care

In another study, researchers develop easy-to-use risk scores for triaging patients.

Pulmonary tuberculosis

Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China

Almost a third of TB cases in India are multidrug-resistant, and rates are climbing in Chinese kids.

Aedes mosquito

More evidence of Zika, GBS link found in Puerto Rico

The findings are consistent with patterns seen during a 2013 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia.

Man's mouth

Study finds high burden of oral HPV, related cancers in men

HPV-related head and neck cancers are dramatically higher in men than in women.

Smallpox vaccine

Three cases of monkeypox confirmed in Nigeria

The positive results shed light on what could be one of the largest monkeypox outbreaks in Africa.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Sep 13, 2017
STAT commentary on influenza vaccine safety
 and possible link to miscarriages, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

May 24, 2017
Fortune editorial on proposed cuts to domestic and international public health preparedness and medical research, and how they put Americans’ health in serious danger, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Apr 21, 2017
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, featured in Fortune’s34 leaders who are changing health care”.

More Inside CIDRAP


Oct 19, 2017
  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Marburg deaths in Uganda
  • CDC Zika guidance update
  • Animal agriculture threat report
  • Gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance
Oct 18, 2017
  • No Seychelles plague cases
  • Influenza B antibody
  • HPV vaccine safety

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Oct 16, 2017
  • Drug-non-susceptible gonorrhea
  • Novel antibiotic resistance genes


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The Osterholm Quote

“If anything that happens to disrupt the supply [of 30 crucial medical items produced offshore], we wouldn’t have any of it. We would suddenly see a tremendous amount of collateral damage. The [pandemic] flu will accentuate all of the other health problems that we have."