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Pet Monkeys Could Play A Role in Eradicating Yaws
Despite initial attempts by WHO to eradicate yaws from Asia, several island nations in Asia continue to report active cases of the disease in humans.
Measles Outbreaks Can Occur in Intense Exposure Settings Despite High Immunity Levels
In populations with high presumptive immunity to measles, the infection can still spread when there is intense contact between patients or high levels of exposure.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 16, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 16, 2017.
New Antibiotic Performs Well Against Vancomycin for Treatment of ABSSSIs
Topline results of a recent phase 3 clinical trial have shown that iclaprim is as effective as vancomycin for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs).
Is Smallpox Poised to Make a Comeback?
Although the eradication of smallpox was declared by the World Health Assembly in 1980, the deadly disease might make a comeback. The question is, will we be prepared for it?
Can Environmental Surveillance Data Estimate Polio Infection?
Sometimes the best surveillance tools are found in the gutter, at least according to a new study.
Eczema Could Compromise Flu Shots
Researchers suggest that patients with eczema should request that their flu shots be administered intramuscularly and not intradermally. 
Ocular Syphilis and Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Have Different Immunologic Profiles
Researchers have found that individuals with cytomegalovirus retinitis have a more advanced HIV infection than individuals with ocular syphilis.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?