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Could a Centuries-Old Ritual Increase the Spread of Plague in Madagascar?
The plague outbreak in Madagascar appears to be winding down, but will a centuries-old ritual reverse the progress?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 22, 2017
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Procalcitonin Shows Promise in Antibiotic Therapy
A proven marker of host response to bacterial infection may help providers avoid contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistance.
A Shampoo Bottle Is Saving the Lives of Children with Pneumonia
One doctor in Bangladesh has created a low-cost continuous positive airway pressure device out of an empty shampoo bottle; a study finds that the device cut pneumonia mortality rates by 75%.
Have Flu Vaccination Rates Changed After CDC Stopped Recommending Nasal Spray?
As health officials continue to recommend the injectable influenza vaccine to prevent illness this season, a new study examines whether vaccination rates changed after the CDC stopped recommending the nasal spray vaccine
Legionnaires' Disease on the Rise in the United States
At ID Week 2017, Dr. Laura Cooley, CDC, discussed the increasing number of Legionnaires’ cases in the United States, underscoring the need for stronger water management practices.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 15, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
C-Reactive Protein an Accurate Alternative to Symptom-Based TB Screen
Based on WHO guidelines for tuberculosis screening, many individuals who don’t have the disease are sent for expensive confirmatory testing. A simple point-of-care blood test could change all of that.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.