The Minnesota Interlaboratory Microbiology Association (MIMA) is an independent organization dedicated to clinical and public health microbiology issues. MIMA is composed of individuals interested in current topics in clinical and public health microbiology. MIMA provides continuing education for laboratory-based personnel in the area of clinical microbiology through dinner meetings held three times per year. The meetings feature speakers that give presentations about topics of interest to microbiologists.

Join us March 14th for the Spring Meeting!

Join us at CLC 2019!

April 01, 2019

Come visit our booth at the next CLC meeting, "Strong Fundation for Learning," April 24-26, 2019. Come spin the prize wheel and answer a microbiology trivia question for a chance to win some fun prizes!

Bacteria are becoming resistant to alcohol-based disinfectants

August 06, 2018

Over recent years, researchers have noted a steady rise in the number of serious infections caused by one particular drug-resistant bacterium — Enterococcus faecium. 

UK outbreak probe points to Salmonella reservoir in faulty restaurant drains

December 08, 2017

A restaurant's faulty drainage system—thought to harbor Salmonella bacteria in biofilms—was the likely source of a long and perplexing outbreak in England.

Study: Small drop in vaccine uptake can trigger measles outbreak

July 24, 2017

A modeling study today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that even a 5% reduction in vaccine coverage could trigger a significant measles outbreak.

Meet WHO’s dirty dozen: The 12 bacteria for which new drugs are most urgently needed

February 27, 2017

Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection, study finds

December 23, 2016

An experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus was found to be 100% effective, according to a study published in The Lancet on Thursday.

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