Ebola worker disinfecting

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak not international emergency

"This does not mean that WHO is not taking the outbreak seriously."

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.

Ebola treatment center orange fence

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.

Safe dignifed Ebola burial

DRC Ebola cases top 200 as security problems fuel the spike

As officials report 11 new cases, the WHO says the situation is deteriorating.

Immunization history form

More young US kids not getting vaccinated

The median vaccine exemption rate in kindergartners climbed for the third year in a row, to 2.2%, and 1.3% of 2-year-olds get no vaccines.


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 17, 2018
  • Salmonella and raw chicken
  • Oseltamivir use in pregnancy
  • Bioterrorism readiness
Oct 16, 2018
  • Ebola infections in DRC
  • New Saudi MERS case
  • MERS risk in South Korea
  • Global flu ebbing

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Oct 16, 2018
  • C difficile on hospital bed sheets
  • Colistin resistance diagnostics
  • Dearth of point-of-care tests
  • New-antibiotic distribution


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The Osterholm Quote

"[Seek medical care] if you start to sense any neck weakness or stiffness in the neck, which could also be signs of meningitis. You start to really get into [AFM's] clinical symptoms when you get drooping eyelids or facial droop, as well as difficulty swallowing or slurred speech. And, finally, [look for] a weakness in any of the limb."