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.

Woman in labor

Maternal deaths climbed 33% during COVID-19

Deaths may have been directly related to COVID-19 or exacerbated by COVID-19 or by healthcare disruptions, study authors say.

COVID nasal swab testing in gymnasium

Global COVID cases rise as BA.4 and BA.5 expand

COVID-19 cases jumped 18% last week and are at their highest levels since April, the WHO says.

Sepsis fact sheet and medication

Study: Quicker antibiotic therapy for sepsis doesn't lead to overuse

Faster antimicrobial treatment did not lead to increased antibiotic use.

Colorized microscope image of SARS-CoV-2

FDA advisers call for Omicron update for COVID boosters

VRBPAC experts approved the booster recommendation by a 17-to-2 vote.

Drawing vaccine into a syringe

CDC opens monkeypox center as Europe begins vaccinations

Also, "Many individuals are presenting with atypical symptoms," the WHO says.


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.

More Inside CIDRAP


Jun 30, 2022
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  • Airborne spread of COVID
  • COVID hospitalizations rise in UK and Germany
  • More US unexplained pediatric hepatitis cases
Jun 29, 2022
  • Long COVID in women, middle age
  • Ongoing COVID-19 symptoms in kids
  • Universal flu vaccine trial

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jun 30, 2022
  • Resistant E coli in UK retail meat
  • Cost of carbapenem-resistant infections


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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.”