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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.
Active Genital Herpes in Early Pregnancy Linked with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Researchers have discovered that women who experience active genital herpes infection early in their pregnancy may be more likely to have a child who will later be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Ocular Syphilis May Suggest HIV Co-Infection
Researchers have found that cases of ocular syphilis have been increasing in North Carolina and that the prevalence of ocular syphilis was almost twice as high among HIV-positive patients as among those who were HIV negative or HIV unknown.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.