Ebola response van

WHO leader says Ebola outbreak could last 6 more months

Two new cases bring the outbreak total to 341, including 215 deaths.

Child getting MRI

AFM count tops 250 as CDC struggles to find cause

North Kivu with DRC flag

As outbreak area expands, DRC Ebola total climbs to 339

Three health zones reported their first confirmed Ebola cases recently, a worrisome sign.

UN peacekeeping troops

DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni

At least 5 civilians were killed and children kidnapped in an attack by rebels in Beni.

Global antibiotic prescriptions

Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

Antibiotic consumption in 65 countries varies by a 16-fold difference.

Ebola recovery efforts

Ebola outbreak now DRC's largest ever, with 319 cases

"No other epidemic in the world has been as complex as the one we are currently experiencing," the DRC health minister says.

DR Congo Ebola press conference

As DRC Ebola cases hit 312, officials see some positive signs

WHO and UN officials say the rate of cases has declined a bit recently.


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

"Since 95 percent of flu outbreaks start in mid-December, it’s best to get the flu shot in early to mid-November."