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Klebsiella biofilm

Study details optimal combo therapy for drug-resistant bacteremia

Combination antibiotics may be necessary only for the most severely ill patients.

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CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust Report

Completing the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Third report from Ebola Vaccine Team B highlights Ebola vaccine successes as well as gaps and challenges.

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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, view New America segment on the book.)

Rio de Janeiro

With yellow fever reaching Rio, official says Brazil prepared

Officials plan to vaccinate the entire city of Rio this year, but current coverage is spotty.

Aedes albopictus

Studies highlight Zika-linked neurologic damage

Two new studies show fatal spinal damage and cognitive impairment associated with Zika infection.

Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

N95 mask being fit tested

New CDC guidelines on flu pandemic measures reflect 2009 lessons

Recommendations replace 2007 guidance and aim to improve planning and decision-making for use of nondrug mitigation strategies.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Mar 14, 2017
Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
 book by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, lays out a "Battle Plan for Survival" with a nine-point strategy on how we can keep ourselves safer from emerging infectious disease threats. Preventing a global flu pandemic is the top priority.

Jan 9, 2017
New honors seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life” developed by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH, is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Apr 25, 2017
  • H7N9 cases in China
  • New USDA secretary
  • Malaria immune response
Apr 24, 2017
  • MERS in UAE, Saudi Arabia
  • H7N9 case in China

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Apr 25, 2017
  • Colistin rapid test
  • Urologist overprescribing
  • Staph aureus antibiotic

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The Osterholm Quote

"I’m tired of having people just talk about the problems, which is why we’ve tried to lay out answers in this book. Our key message is not to scare you out of your wits. It’s to scare you into your wits."