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Prolonged infection highlights key resistance mutation

The mutation "primed the pump" for bacteria to resist any antibiotic prescribed.

Tom Frieden, CDC director

CDC reviews Zika actions as response nears 1-year mark

"Fighting Zika is the most complex epidemic response CDC has taken on," Frieden says.

White farm geese

Avian flu outbreaks expand to Slovakia

China, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and South Korea also reported new outbreaks.

Zika pipette

Florida reports more local Zika cases; FDA warns of possible IgM test problems

Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.

Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Map of Africa

Ebola vaccine highly effective in final trial results

In addition, phase 2 trial of an adenovirus-based vaccine shows it to be safe and immunogenic though protection less than prolonged. 

Inside CIDRAP

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.

Sep 9, 2016
Science editorial "Ebola and Zika: Cautionary tales" by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

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The Osterholm Quote

"I wouldn’t sit here and say, 'Such studies shouldn’t be done,' but I still fail to see at this point how it's going to better prepare the human race for the next infectious disease that jumps from animals to humans."