Ebola ambulance team

Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak

A lead WHO official says the most recent wave of cases has proved especially challenging, with cases widely dispersed.

Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

Rebel forces in the DRC

Rebels strike again near Beni as DRC Ebola total hits 477

Female patients represent 62% of cases, and children 14 years and under 24%—worrisome statistics.

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Deadly, highly resistant Klebsiella found in Indian hospital

The findings are the first reported of the hypervirulent, highly resistant strain outside of China.

PPE for Ebola decontamination

Ebola cases spike as WHO warns of possible reintroduction

Officials confirm 13 new cases, bringing the outbreak total to 471 cases and 273 deaths.

Pregnant African woman

Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women

"We have to make sure pregnant women are on the agenda, so they will never again be left unprotected."


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Oct 16, 2018
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has a commentary in JAMA detailing why our vulnerability to pandemic flu could be greater today than a century ago.

Jun 8, 2018
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has been selected by the US Department of State as one of five 2018 US Science Envoys. As a Science Envoy for Health Security, Dr. Osterholm will combat biological threats by working with priority countries on infectious disease preparedness and antimicrobial stewardship.

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.

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  • Imported US measles
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan

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  • Susceptibility testing platforms
  • De-escalation and patient outcome
  • Highly concerning ICU sepsis
  • Resistant Klebsiella in pets, people


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The Osterholm Quote

"We are beginning to sit on the cliff edge of a post-antibiotic era. This is not just about a problem today, it's about a problem that our kids and grandkids are going to bear in a very big way."