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Trump signs executive order to improve flu vaccines

A task force will identify priorities and monitor progress, and HHS will coordinate efforts.

Hand sanitizer use

Hand sanitizer shown less effective than hand washing against flu

The problem appears to be a mucus barrier that takes awhile to overcome.

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Experts detail global pandemic readiness gaps, offer steps

They say the world is not prepared for a pandemic.

Ebola troops

Violence, 15 new Ebola cases reported in DRC outbreak

The death rate stands at 67%, with 56% of cases involving women and 29% in children.

Doctor with packs of pills

Use of high-risk antibiotics tied to more C diff infections

The risk was linked to 4 antibiotic classes: cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, carbapenems, and lincosamides.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Jul 25, 2019
A CIDRAP-led team published an article in mBio on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervids and implications for prion transmission to other animals and humans (Osterholm et al).

Jul 14, 2019
In an interview on IDstewardship.com, CIDRAP-ASP outreach coordinator Marnie Peterson, PharmD, PhD, and research associate Natalie Vestin, MPH, speak with Timothy Gauthier, PharmD, about the origins of the program, our current activities, and plans for the future.

Jun 30, 2019
CIDRAP-ASP outreach director Marnie Peterson, PharmD, PhD, was the Snowdon Speaker at the Australian Society for Microbiology 2019 Annual Conference, where she gave a presentation on "Reimagining Antimicrobials and Anti-infective Development Strategies."

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Sep 20, 2019
  • Polio in Philippines, Africa
  • Waning yellow fever vaccine response
Sep 19, 2019
  • Ebola intensity increases
  • Philippines polio case
  • MERS in Saudi Arabia
  • Eastern equine encephalitis in 5 states
  • Universal flu vaccine grant

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Sep 19, 2019
  • Antibiotic resistance in pork chops
  • XDR Salmonella in DRC

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The Osterholm Quote

"Even though we have all these new modern technologies and have wealth around the world, we still are very vulnerable to the infectious agents and we've done very little to really right the ship and make us better prepared."