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Local Infectious Disease Response Efforts Receive $200 Million Boost from CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing local agencies with a boost—in the form of $200 million—to improve surveillance, laboratory diagnostic capabilities, and outbreak response.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of July 23, 2017
Contagion® covered the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science this week and much of the research presented at the conference made this week’s Top 5. Topics include: the successful use of oral Truvada in adolescents, a new long-acting two-drug injectable HIV regimen, and a closer look at humanized monoclonal antibody PRO 140 for HIV treatment. Additional Top 5 articles include coverage from the Biodefense World Summit, and lack of infant immunizations across the world.
<i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked with Maradol Papayas Infects Individuals in 12 States
As the case count grows in a multistate Salmonella outbreak, health officials work to pinpoint the exact point of contamination in the Maradol papayas supply chain.
Biodetection Technologies Biothreats and Pathogen Detection: Coverage from the Biodefense World Summit
Ebola virus tracking and mechanisms to detect threats to our national food supply are highlighted.
Investigators Scrambling to Find Source of Utah-Arizona <i>E. coli</i> Outbreak
A team of investigators are dedicating their efforts to pinpointing a source of the E. coli outbreak that has sprung up on the Utah-Arizona border.
What Kind of Botulism Accounted for the Majority of Confirmed Cases in 2015?
The CDC recently released a national botulism surveillance summary for 2015.
Power Law Could be Used to Predict Size, Scope of Food-Borne Outbreaks
Could a power law be used to predict food-borne outbreaks and thus help public health agencies better prepare?
Beware Easter Photo-Ops and Props Bearing <i>Salmonella</i>
Be careful when handling chicks or bunnies this Easter, as they may transmit Salmonella to you or your loved one.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?