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Solosec Approved for Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common gynecologic infection in the United States, affecting 21 million women between the ages of 14 and 49, each year.
Microbiome in Ear May Play Role in Ear Infections
A new study looks at the role the microbiome of the middle ear may play in ear infections.
Minnesota Measles Outbreak Officially Over
A measles outbreak that affected 79 individuals in the state of Minnesota this spring and summer 2017 was recently declared “over” by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 20, 2017
Proton pumps inhibitors present risks for individuals living with HIV, dalbavancin can treat MRSA-related pneumonia, probiotics prove deadly against C. difficile, patient involvement increases healthcare practitioners’ hand hygiene, and why delafloxacin is a unique antibiotic for skin infections are the topics that make up this week’s Top 5 articles.
What Makes Delafloxacin a Unique Antibiotic for Skin Infections?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved delafloxacin (BAXDELA) for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in adults.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 13, 2017
A herpes infection leads to deadly viral meningitis in an Iowa infant, an ingestible smart pill that can remind you to take your medications, global catastrophic biological risks, whether or not you should complete the full course of antibiotics, and all you need to know about Candida auris make up this week’s Top 5 articles.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 6, 2017
New research on Zika, cases of swine flu infections, parallels between Zika and HIV, a new warning sign of HIV infection, and an increase in cyclospora cayetanensis infections in United States make up the top 5 articles this week.
Increase in Pneumococcal Vaccines Leads to Decrease in Ear Infections in Children
The pneumococcal vaccine is routinely administered to babies in the United States starting at 2 months of age.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?