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Contagion® is a fully integrated news resource covering all areas of infectious disease. Through our website, quarterly journal, email newsletters, social media outlets, and Outbreak Monitor we provide practitioners and specialists with disease-specific information designed to improve patient outcomes and assist with the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases. Our mission is to assure that the healthcare community and public have the knowledge to make more informed choices and have a positive impact on patient outcomes.


Editorial Advisory Board Members
Brandon Bookstaver, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS, AAHIVP**
College of Pharmacy
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Robert Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Marta Cavalcanti, MD, PhD
Infectious Disease Clinic
Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos, MD, PhD
WHO Collaborating Center for Arbovirus and Research
Instituto Evandro Chagas
Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, BCPS, CAPPS**
College of Pharmacy
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS**
School of Pharmacy
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jean Paul J. Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Center of Excellence for Emerging & Zoonotic Animal Disease
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Charitha Gowda, MD, MPH, MSCE
Department of Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

College of Medicine
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Emily Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID**
School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Kirk Hevener, PharmD, PhD**
College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Douglas A. Holt, MD, FACP, IDSA
Morsani College of Medicine
University of Southern Florida
Tampa, Florida
Kengo Inagaki, MD
University of Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
Susan Jarvi, PhD
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, Hawaii
Madeline King, PharmD**
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kerry LaPlante, PharmD, FCCP**
College of Pharmacy
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Monica Mahoney, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID**
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Dorothy McCoy, PharmD, BCPS**
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Paterson, New Jersey
John Mohr, PharmD**
Medical Affairs Strategic Solutions
Acton, Massachusetts

Medical Affairs
Lexigton, Massachusetts
Michael Nailor, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID**
School of Pharmacy
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut
Alice M. Panchaud, PharmD
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts
Groupe des Sciences en Pharmacie Clinique
Section des Sciences Pharmaceutiques
Université de Genève, Université de Lausanne
Michelle A. Parent, PhD, MT(ASCP)
College of Health Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
Cassandra D. Salgado, MD, MS
Department of Internal Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Adriano de Bernardi Schneider, MS, PhD Candidate
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Otto Schwake, PhD
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
David A. Schwartz, MD, MS Hyg, FCAP
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia
Edward J. Septimus, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FSHEA
HCA, Inc.
Houston, Texas
Audrey Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC
Salt Lake County Health Department
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jose A. Vazquez, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Division of Infectious Diseases
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia
Jeremy D. Young, MD, MPH
Hospital & Health Sciences System
University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Carmen Zorrilla, MD
School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico


**Active members of the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP)

A new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals information on a 5-month-old male infant who was diagnosed with the emerging tick-borne virus in Connecticut in 2016.