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DRC Ebola total hits 699 amid more resistance, insecurity

The number of confirmed cases in the DRC has jumped by 19 in recent days.

H1N1 influenza
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CDC says flu season still going strong

Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, bringing to 19 the number of deaths in children this season.

Ebola disinfection

WHO expert: Ebola outbreak to continue at least 6 more months

Peter Salama says high rates in children might be due to facility types.

Doc prescribing for older patient

Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

Dermatoscope for acne

Study finds dermatologists have cut antibiotic use

Oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists fell 37% from 2008 through 2016, but use in some areas rose.

Woman and baby in DR Congo

Ebola cases grow by 9, including 1 in new area

The new cases and 6 new deaths bring the outbreak total to 658 and the fatality count to 402, with 200 cases still being investigated.

Inside CIDRAP

University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Jan 14, 2019
CIDRAP has received a $5.4 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation to address significant drug and medical supply shortages experienced globally.

Oct 16, 2018
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has a commentary in JAMA detailing why our vulnerability to pandemic flu could be greater today than a century ago.

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.

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NEWS SCAN

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  • Acute flaccid myelitis tops 200
  • Saudi MERS cases
  • HPV vaccine herd immunity
  • Avian flu in 3 countries
Jan 18, 2019
  • DRC Ebola spike
  • Economic risk of epidemics
  • Funds for smallpox vaccine
  • New polio cases
  • Measles in Madagascar
  • Measles in Washington state

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jan 22, 2019
  • Antibiotics for respiratory infections
  • UTI treatment in older adults
  • Super donors for fecal transplant
  • Resistant cholera in Ghana

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The Osterholm Quote

"We don't pretend we're going to fix [supply chain issues] yet. We've just got to get people to understand the vulnerability."