hospitalized child

CDC reports first child flu death of the new flu season

The CDC started its reporting for the new flu season last week, and so far most of the Unites States is experiencing sporadic flu detections.

Ebola worker disinfecting

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak not international emergency

Burger pyramid

Report urges burger chains to hold the antibiotics

Two burger chains got an "A," one a "D-," and 22 an "F" for their antibiotic sourcing policies.

Sick girl hugging mom in hospital

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.

Cow veterinarian and farmer

Report highlights declining sales of vet antibiotics in Europe

The report shows a 20% decline in antibiotics for food animals in 25 EU nations from 2011 through 2016.

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More Ebola cases as WHO weighs emergency declaration

The new cases lift the outbreak total to 211, including 135 deaths.

Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound

Study: Antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis don't cut preterm birth risk

Among low-risk women, 1.2% who got clindamycin had a late miscarriage or very preterm delivery, similar to placebo.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Jan 11, 2018
Second cohort of undergraduate students has completed CIDRAP’s new Honors Seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life”.  Created and facilitated by CIDRAP Deputy Director, Jill DeBoer, MPH, the seminar is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

More Inside CIDRAP


Oct 19, 2018
  • More Ebola in Beni
  • New polio cases
  • NYC measles clusters
  • Dengvaxia approved in Europe
  • BSE on Scottish farm
  • Avian flu outbreaks in Vietnam and Bulgaria
Oct 18, 2018
  • Lassa spread in Nigeria
  • CDC details arbovirus trends
  • Tools to ID infection prevention gaps

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Oct 19, 2018
  • Undetected MDR-TB in South Africa
  • Carbapenem prescribing algorithm


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The Osterholm Quote

"These kids are largely recovering. It’s not like a life-threatening bacterial infection. . . . Second, there is, in a sense, a treatment. We know that early and aggressive physical therapy intervention can actually be very, very important."