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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.
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.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.