Pandemic preparedness personal protective equipment

Experts detail global pandemic readiness gaps, offer steps

They say the world is not prepared for a pandemic.

Ebola troops
Ebola vaccination in DR Congo

WHO: Too early to say if drop in Ebola rate is significant

Only 1 new case was confirmed today, raising the outbreak total to 3,130, with 2,096 deaths.

Bottlenose dolphin

Rising levels of antibiotic resistance noted in dolphins

Many of the findings parallel increases detected recently in hospital settings.

HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

HPV vaccine

Studies say HPV vaccine refusal, misinformation common

More than three fourths of adults don't know that HPV can cause anal, oral, and penile cancers, a new study finds.


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."

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The Osterholm Quote

"Given the longer hold times of these kids ... this is a perfect recipe for an influenza outbreak in the kids, which will in turn seed the adult population, both detainees and workers, for a much higher risk of influenza."