UN peacekeeping troops

Armed rebels kill UN peacekeepers in Ebola hot spot

The outbreak has now reached 352 cases, of which 305 are confirmed, and 210 deaths.

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.

Wood tick

Task force spotlights US tick-borne disease as cases set records

The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.

Child getting MRI

AFM count tops 250 as CDC struggles to find cause

"We're trying to figure out what the triggers are of what causes someone to get AFM," a CDC official says.

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.


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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Nov 16, 2018
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  • Salmonella turkey recall
  • New polio illnesses
  • More low-path H5N2 in Minnesota
  • Poultry biosecurity
Nov 15, 2018
  • More DRC Ebola cases
  • Promising new flu antiviral
  • Salmonella and restaurant grades

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Nov 16, 2018
  • Improper prescribing in the ER
  • Hospital stewardship in China
  • Antibiotic use in Poland
  • Swiss AMR-related illness, deaths


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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."