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Papaya-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 47 in 12 states

One patient has died and 12 are hospitalized; Maradol papayas are the likely culprit.

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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.)

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High levels of resistant E coli found in Indian poultry

Researchers say the findings could have serious health implications.

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Yemen's cholera epidemic called 'worst ever' by Oxfam

In just over 3 months, Yemen has reported more than 368,000 cases, the most in a single year.

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CDC keeping a watchful eye on Candida auris

If illness from the fungus becomes more common, "We are dealing with the potential for a highly resistant bug to really take off."

AIDS researcher

Report details economic benefits of US global health R & D

The study says the funding has spurred growth of US jobs while bringing lifesaving products to the world.

Inside CIDRAP

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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

Jul 24, 2017
  • Zika pregnancy testing updated
  • Ebola detection in semen
  • H5N8 outbreaks
  • Polio in Afghanistan
Jul 21, 2017
  • H7N9 case in China
  • Zika birth defects
  • High-dose flu vaccine in nursing home patients

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jul 24, 2017
  • Costly NDM-1 outbreak
  • Stewardship and vancomycin
  • Resistant Campylobacter

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The Osterholm Quote

"This has been the storm coming for years. . . . We've known about it, but unfortunately, we're not ready."