Monkeypox lesions on chest and arm

Study on monkeypox outbreak shows differing symptoms

All but 3 of 52  patients had lesions and rashes on their genitals or anal regions. 

Weary nurse
covid weight

COVID vaccines prevented poor outcomes in people of all sizes

Though all benefited, those at lowest and highest body weights were at greater risk, possibly due to differences in immune response. 

monkeypox vax

New York, Illinois get doses of monkeypox vaccine

Europe's cases have tripled over the last 2 weeks, and US cases approach 400, with New Hampshire and Puerto Rico reporting their first cases.

test to treat

New York launches mobile test-and-treat, World Bank OKs pandemic fund

The mobile units are geared toward reaching high-risk communities and come as the US and other countries battle rising COVID activity.


Monkeypox soars in Europe, with more than 4,000 cases

In US developments, the CDC reported dozens more cases and Texas reported community spread of the virus.

child vax

Real-world study of Pfizer vaccine in kids finds moderate Omicron protection

Findings were similar to adults, but testing policy changes limited the study's ability to assess longer term impact.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Apr 26 2022
The CIDRAP has received grants from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap aimed at developing broadly protective vaccines against betacoronaviruses.

Apr 13 2022
The CIDRAP-ASP team has launched a communication toolkit for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The toolkit equips doctors and patients with key facts in an accessible format, giving them the resources to raise AMR awareness in their communities.

Mar 25 2022
Commentary in Foreign Affairs, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and coauthor Mark Olshaker on how the US and Europe need to be prepared for Russian biological or chemical attacks, as the war in Ukraine continues to escalate.

Jan 23 2022
In Foreign Affairs, Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and coauthor Mark Olshaker lay out the many uncertainties ahead of us, the messiness of science evolving in real-time, and the importance of vaccination.

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The Osterholm Quote

“These vaccines, you know, are not going to be the perfect stop-gap....They’re not going to prevent all transmission, they’re not going to prevent all illnesses, but they will do a lot to reduce serious illness in these kids.”