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<em>E. coli</em> Bacteria Exploit Copper to Fuel UTIs
A new study reports that Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria are commandeering copper ions to strengthen bacteria levels in hard-to-treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).
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.
Meningococcal Vaccine Does Not Protect Eculizumab Recipients
A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that patients receiving eculizumab can still contract meningitis, even if they have been vaccinated.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of July 9, 2017
A new iteration of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the challenge of sepsis in US hospitals, a predictive map that identifies which species are likely to harbor the next human virus, how one Canadian researcher mail-ordered his way to horsepox, and a focus on how gonorrhea is on the way to becoming untreatable comprise the top 5 articles of the week for the week.
Mail-Ordering Your Way to Horsepox
A Canadian researcher recently built horsepox from mail-ordered DNA and with it comes an extra delivery of dual-use scrutiny.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 25, 2017
Measles in Ontario, more endoscope-related infections, a study of postnatal Zika infections, research and development on a river blindness vaccine, and using CRISPR to tackle Zika are the articles that make up this week’s Top 5.
Smaller Skin Abscess Healing Rates May Be Improved with Course of Antibiotics
The results of a new study show that antibiotic treatment may help improve recovery for minor skin abscesses.
CMV Infection in HIV-Positive Women Increases Chance of Passing HIV to Infant
A new study shows that HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus (CMV) are more likely to transmit HIV to their infants.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?