Bacterial culturing in the lab

How CARB-X aims to boost new antibiotics

Two companies that have received funds—Spero Therapeutics and Entasis Therapeutics—say CARB-X support has been instrumental.

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Texas reports first local Zika case of 2017

Deadliest Enemy book cover
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.)

UN visit to Yemen

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400,000, draws high-level UN visit

The world's worst cholera outbreak is occurring during a humanitarian crisis.

Surgeon with IV

WHO: Hospital outbreaks underscore MERS challenges

Lack of early identification and not using infection protocols fuel spread.

Hosam Zowawi, PhD

Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR

"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.


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.

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  • Public health funding threat
  • Hepatitis battle snapshot
  • Global flu vaccine uptake
Jul 26, 2017
  • Saudi MERS case
  • Flu vaccine and frailty
  • Papaya Salmonella advisory

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jul 27, 2017
  • UTI vaccine candidate
  • Goals for MDR gonorrhea
  • Unneeded blood cultures
  • Using data to improve stewardship


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The Osterholm Quote

"Today, as we recognize antibiotics for the very precious commodity that they are, we really need to go back and rethink what it means to be treated with antibiotics and how we can most effectively use them."