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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of March 5, 2017
In case you missed them, here is a round-up of the top 5 articles for the week of March 5, 2017.
Another Mumps Outbreak Threatens to Freeze Out Hockey Season
NHL teams are taking extra precautions against mumps, as the highly contagious virus continues its spread from team-to-team in yet another outbreak.
Could Oritavancin Be a Safe Alternative to Vancomycin for ABSSSIs?
A single dose of the antibiotic oritavancin could save patients and health services time and money when treating acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs).
Post-Cesarean-Section Antibiotics May Prevent SSIs in Obese Women
Recent studies suggest that post-operative prophylactic antibiotics following a C-section delivery may assist in the prevention of surgical site infections.
Updated Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults
Here are the changes that have been made to the 2017 immunization schedules, as reported in the CDC’s most recent MMWR.
As Mumps Outbreak Spreads in Washington, DOH Calls for Immunization
Due to the multi-county spread of mumps in Washington, health department officials are calling for individuals to receive the MMR vaccine.
LA Measles Outbreak Hits Unvaccinated Community
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has concluded that the measles outbreak in California has been limited to those who are unvaccinated.
Tonsillectomy May Benefit Children with Recurrent Tonsillitis
Researchers find that for children who suffer from mild to moderate recurrent throat infections, tonsillectomy may be more beneficial than watchful waiting.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?