Monkeypox virus infecting cells

Virus causing monkeypox outbreak has mutated to spread easier

The number of genetic substitutions is 6 times higher than expected for an orthopoxvirus.

Scientist using a pipette in a lab

US allows commercial labs to test for monkeypox

Also, global experts meet to consider if the threat constitutes a global public health emergency.

Washing hands at outside sink

Study documents rise of antibiotic-resistant typhoid

Typhoid fever has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics over the past 50 years.

Tired little girl in bed

Kids do get long COVID, but it seems uncommon, data reveal

The absolute risk appears to be only slightly higher than in uninfected peers.

Paxlovid package

Paxlovid shown effective against visits for severe COVID-19

Only 0.74% of patients visited an emergency department and only 0.11% a hospital.

Moderna vaccine being drawn into syringe

Moderna 2-strain booster shows strong subvariant antibody response

The vaccine produces a strong immune response against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants.

woman long covid

Women more likely to have long COVID, different symptom profile

Women had a broader symptom profile than men, who were more likely to have diabetes or kidney problems.


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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  • Moderna COVID vaccine for kids
  • Polio cases in 4 nations
Jun 23, 2022
  • Maternal COVID vaccine protection
  • Long COVID in US adults
  • Flu vaccine in elderly

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jun 24, 2022
  • Empiric antibiotic use in US hospitals
  • Antibiotic consumption in India


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The Osterholm Quote

“There’s probably more transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the last 30 days than there had been in any 30-day period in the entire pandemic."