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Study finds antibiotic resistance rise tied to hotter temps

"After controlling for [other] factors, we still find that temperature is a strong predictor of antibiotic resistance."

WHO: 58 Ebola cases in DRC, 27 deaths

Ebola response

New funding pledges boost DRC Ebola response

Zika virus

Study: GBS symptoms more severe when caused by Zika

Those with GBS and Zika had more severe symptoms, including facial weakness, and required more ICU care.

Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

Syringe on DR Congo map

Ebola vaccine drive launches in DRC as cases rise to 49

Four more illnesses have been reported, along with another death in a healthcare worker.

Ebola virus

WHO: Ebola in DRC not global emergency; ring vaccination starts in 2 days

"At this point, it's not cost beneficial to declare an international state of emergency," a WHO official said of the 45-case outbreak that has killed 25 people.

Refugee camp Greece

Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe

Meta-analysis finds that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Jan 11, 2018
Second cohort of undergraduate students has completed CIDRAP’s new Honors Seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life”.  Created and facilitated by CIDRAP Deputy Director, Jill DeBoer, MPH, the seminar is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

Jan 9, 2018
New York Times editorial on
how the world is woefully unprepared and underfunded for the next influenza pandemic, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

May 23, 2018
  • More Nipah in India
  • Lassa vaccine partnership
  • Seasonal flu economic burden
  • Anthrax prophylaxis guidance
  • Infrared Zika detection
May 22, 2018
  • More Nipah in India
  • New CARB-X support
  • Cameroon monkeypox outbreak
  • AAP on FluMist
  • Pneumonia vaccine in elderly

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

May 23, 2018
  • NDM plus MCR-1 in E coli
  • C diff and sharps containers

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The Osterholm Quote

"It [another flu pandemic] will happen. It's like earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis — they happen. It might be 20, 40, 60 years, but they happen. And so an investment in a flu vaccine right now that could actually take pandemic flu off the table would rival anything we did with eradicating smallpox."