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Health worker among 5 new cases in DRC Ebola outbreak

The outbreak has grown to 78 cases, and vaccination has begun in the affected area.

Ebola community members

Ebola cases mounting in DRC as region prepares for more

As the WHO detailed stepped-up efforts to prepare four key countries to prevent and detect cases, tests in Uganda ruled out three suspected cases.

IV therapy

DRC Ebola cases surpass earlier outbreak total, virus infects 4 more health workers

The WHO's director-general today warned that 'red zones' in conflict areas could be hiding places for Ebola.

Trachoma campaign

Study: Mass antibiotic use limits but doesn't banish trachoma

Possible reasons why elimination failed include water and sanitation problems and exposure to people who didn't take part in the treatment program.

Ebola treatment unit

Worries about security and healthcare exposures as DRC Ebola total grows to 52

A WHO official said Ebola spread could get worse before it gets better, due to health worker exposures early in the outbreak.

New Iowa State AMR center to focus on One Health research

The Institute for AMR Research and Education aims to tackle some of the big questions about antibiotic use in animal agriculture.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

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.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Aug 17, 2018
  • Cyclospora cases rise to 476
  • Polio in Afghanistan, Papua NG, Nigeria
Aug 16, 2018
  • Ebola total grows
  • CDC: No national measles outbreak
  • mRNA flu vaccine collaboration

Flu Scan

Aug 17, 2018
  • More H1N2v flu cases
  • Flu vaccine and narcolepsy
  • Avian flu outbreaks in Europe

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The Osterholm Quote

"If we think the IV bag situation in Puerto Rico was serious, it pales in comparison with what could happen with any kind of hiccup with China."