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Microneedle flu vaccine patch

Microneedle flu vaccine patch passes phase 1 trial

The patch produced a strong immune response and was well tolerated in 50 volunteers.

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New Osterholm Book

'Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs'

New book serves as call to action against infectious disease threats and includes 9-point "battle plan." (Also, listen to Outbreak News Today interview.)

Spinal nerve block

Head of fungal meningitis outbreak pharmacy sentenced to 9 years in prison

In the wake of new laws and tighter federal oversight, the FDA has done more than 400 inspections, sent 150 warning letters, and overseen 125 recalls.

DNA analysis

Genetic analysis of H7N9 finds adaptations, clade patterns

Current viruses fall into 2 geographically separate clades.

Cholera

Yemen's cholera outbreak grows by 5,000 cases per day

Two years of conflict have cut 14.5 million people off from access to clean water and sanitation.

Broiler Chickens

USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks

The virus may have been introduced multiple times, and environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

May 24, 2017
Fortune editorial on proposed cuts to domestic and international public health preparedness and medical research, and how they put Americans’ health in serious danger, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Apr 21, 2017
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, featured in Fortune’s34 leaders who are changing health care”.

Mar 24, 2017
Editorial on fight against infectious diseases by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The New York Times discusses the effects of reducing research and vaccine development funding, and how this affects our ability to respond to new infectious disease threats.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Jun 28, 2017
  • H7N9 illness cluster
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Somalia cholera outbreak
  • Jail order for egg execs
  • Hantavirus in Washington
Jun 27, 2017
  • Antibiotic resistance at the Hajj
  • MERS in Riyadh
  • Plague cases
  • Cat-linked tularemia case
  • HPV vaccine impact
  • H5N8 in Belgium

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jun 28, 2017
  • Opposition to AMR budget cuts
  • Antibiotics for skin wounds

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The Osterholm Quote

“We aren’t much better prepared for Ebola today than we were during the crisis in West Africa, so you have to wonder. If we aren’t preparing for the outbreaks we know will happen in the near future, what good does it do to know about spillover events?”