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Small Drop in Vaccination Could Triple Number of Measles Cases in United States
With more parents opting for non-medical exemptions from vaccination in some states, a new study highlights the health and financial costs of even small reductions in vaccination rates.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for July 2017
The relationship between temperature and incidence of surgical site infections, progress towards an HIV vaccine, the cleanliness of your stethoscope, an explanation on how infection rates at Stanford Hospital are a canary in a coal mine, and an interactive visual map that depicts the HIV epidemic in the United States, make up the Top 5 news articles for the month of July 2017.
France to Make Vaccinations For 11 Diseases Mandatory Starting in 2018
After Italy’s parliamentary decision to mandate vaccines, France health officials follow suit, requiring parents to vaccinate their children against 11 common illnesses starting in 2018.
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.
Early Stage HIV Vaccine Regimen Produces Immune Responses Against HIV
The NIH has released the findings of the first of 2 early-stage clinical trials on assessing the safety and effectiveness of HIV candidate vaccinations that support additional development of vaccines.
Infant Immunization Rates Continue to Fall Short
A recent WHO news release reports that infant immunization rates continue to fall short of the global immunization target of 90%.
Polio Vaccine Arrives in Syria in Time for Major Vaccination Campaign
The polio vaccine (mOPV2) has arrived in Deir Ez-Zor governate, as health officials are working on the implementation of immunization campaigns to stop transmission.
Measles Outbreaks Continue to Spread and Claims Lives in the US and Abroad
Outbreaks of measles have resulted in over 14,000 infections and the loss of 35 lives across Europe since January 2016.

We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?