Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Beni ETC

Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma

Bloodstream infection bacteremia

Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia

Results indicate that a 7-day course of antibiotics is not inferior to a 14-day course.

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.

Big Mac hamburger and french fries

McDonald's sets timeline to cut antibiotics in beef supply

Starting in 2022, the company will begin reporting progress on meeting targets for medically important drugs.

Ebola vaccination

DRC Ebola cases approach 500 as infections continue

With 13 new illnesses in 3 days and 8 older ones just confirmed, the outbreak has now reached 498 cases.

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.


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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The Osterholm Quote

"What makes us quite convinced that this is actually an infectious process is that these cases are not located only in one area ... and if you look at the seasonality, it's very, very striking to see that the vast majority of cases that have occurred since 2014 have occurred in the months of basically August and September and then coming back down in October ... It has all the makings of being an enterovirus-like agent or agents."