Flu shot

Health worker flu vaccine data insufficient to show protection for patients

A review of 4 previous studies shows that solid data on health worker immunization are lacking and highlights the implausability of some of the results.

Hands of elderly patient

CDC: Flu now widespread in 37 states

Team B cover
CIDRAP / Wellcome Trust Report

Completing the Development of Ebola Vaccines

Third report from Ebola Vaccine Team B highlights Ebola vaccine successes as well as gaps and challenges.

German zoo birds

WHO urges vigilance for human cases in wake of H5N8 outbreaks

New H5N8 outbreaks, which have affected at least 24 European countries, plus some in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, were reported in Germany, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Also, the H5N5 strain struck more German poultry.

Clostridium difficile

New treatment for recurrent C diff shows promise

Two phase 3 trials showed that a human mononoclonal antibody cut recurrence about 40%.


Jan 9, 2017
New honors seminar “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life” developed by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH, is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control.

Dec 20, 2016
The Atlantic
article on whether the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of pandemic flu or other emerging disease features commentary by Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH.

Sep 21, 2016
Through a new collaborative called Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability (CARA), CIDRAP will continue to be a critical informational platform for healthcare providers on the frontlines of the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

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  • Texas Zika case
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The Osterholm Quote

"What we're learning about H5 is, that whether its H5N6, H5N8, H5N2, or H5N5, this is a very dangerous bird virus."