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2015 Ontario Measles Outbreak Underscores the Need For Immunizations
A new report on a measles outbreak that occurred in Ontario in 2015 emphasizes the importance of immunization in a globalized world.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 18, 2017
Pleuromutilin antibiotics, meningococcal disease, tuberculosis, a new fluoroquinolone to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, and WHO’s position on HPV vaccine recommendations makes up this week’s Top 5 articles.
FDA Approved New Fluoroquinolone for ABSSSI
Badela, a new antibiotic developed by Melinta Therapeutics, was just approved by the US FDA to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Scabies Outbreak Infects Dozens in Chicago Preschool
A recent scabies outbreak has affected a Chicago daycare facility, forcing students and teachers experiencing symptoms to be sent home.
Learning More About Monitoring and Understanding Antibiotic Resistance with Dr. David Hooper
At the recent ASM Microbe 2017 Conference, Contagion® sat down with David Hooper, MD, ASM Microbe Steering Committee Chair to learn more about his research.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of May 28, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of May 28, 2017.
ASM Microbe 2017 Opening Plenary: Insights from Zebrafish Models of TB, Leprosy & Origins of Life
In New Orleans, The American Society of Microbiology 2017 annual meeting started with 3 distinct speakers.
Mumps Outbreak at Penn State Infects More than 80 Individuals
The university reports that infection has subsided in several individuals; however, more people continue to report illness.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?