High-tech lab worker

Step-by-step horsepox study stokes dual-use controversy

Some experts say that offering a manual for re-creating an orthopoxvirus is inherently dangerous.


Sprout-linked Salmonella outbreak tied to Jimmy John's

The outbreak has sickened 8 women in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, the CDC says.

Large crowd

Study confirms flu likely spreads by aerosols, not just coughs, sneezes

Sick people can pass flu to others just by breathing, according to a new study.

Hospital ventilator

Flu hospitalizations climb as US season hits new heights

Outpatient visits for flulike illness reached a level not since since the 2009-10 pandemic.

Colorful capsules

Report tracks industry progress on drug resistance

The AMR Industry Alliance says more commitment and funding are needed.


New analysis strengthens link between EV-D68, poliolike complications

A 20-study meta-analysis finds good evidence of an association between the virus and acute flaccid myelitis.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

Jan 9, 2018
New York Times editorial on
how the world is woefully unprepared and underfunded for the next influenza pandemic, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Oct 25, 2017
CIDRAP been selected
to work closely with the World Health Organization to develop research and development roadmaps for the creation of medical countermeasures targeting Ebola/Marburg, Nipah, and Lassa viruses.

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Jan 22, 2018
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  • 1918 pandemic flu by income
  • Saudi MERS case
  • Yellow fever in Brazil
  • Meningococcal B vaccine

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jan 23, 2018
  • Carbapenem reduction in France
  • CARB-X seeks partners
  • C diff in children
  • Resistant Acinetobacter


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The Osterholm Quote

"Just to supply the needs of Shanghai, about 100 million chickens are born each month. On average, it's about 35 days from the time a chicken is hatched until it’s on the plate. That's just one city."