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Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Prevents Whooping Cough Infection in 78% of Newborns
New data reveal that when pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy, it can prevent whooping cough in about 78% of newborns; however, only about 50% of pregnant women receive the vaccine.
New Finding May Help Prevent Flesh-eating Group A <i>Streptococcus</i> Infections
A new discovery about Group A Streptococcus may lead to the development of a new vaccine or antibiotic to prevent flesh-eating infections.
How ART Affects HIV Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis
Death rates among HIV-positive patients diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis were slightly lower when antiretroviral therapy was delayed a few weeks after diagnosis.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of September 17, 2017
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Deadly New Superbug Claims Five Lives in China
Following a deadly pneumonia outbreak in a Chinese hospital last year, researchers have identified a dangerous new superbug that is drug-resistant and highly virulent.
WHO Confirms Serious Lack of New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Pathogens
WHO report confirms that “the world is running out of antibiotics” to treat resistant priority pathogens
New Treatment for CABP Continues to Show Positive Outcomes in Clinical Trials
Lefamulin, a pleuromutilin antibiotic, continues to meet primary endpoints for the treatment of community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) in clinical trials.
Researchers Create Scoring System to Predict TB Risk in Adults
Researchers from Imperial College in London have created a scoring system designed to predict 10-year tuberculosis (TB) risk in adult contacts of index cases.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?