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The Contagion® Zoonotic & Vector-borne Diseases specialty page provides zoonotic & vector-borne disease-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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After 4 Decades, A Rare Disease Has Re-Emerged in Nigeria
A large outbreak caused by the West African clade of the monkeypox virus has hit humans living in Nigeria.
New Findings on Zika in Semen May Change Recommendations on Preventing Sexual Transmission
A recent study sheds light on how long Zika virus can be transmitted through semen following infection, while another study assessed the side effects of Zika infection on infants with post-natal exposure.
Vaccination Week in the Americas Set to Immunize 70 Million Individuals
Following outbreaks of measles and yellow fever in parts of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, PAHO is leading the 16th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas in an effort to vaccinate 70 million individuals against several diseases.
Rare Bacteria Make Their Way to New York State
Previously seen in Wisconsin in 2015-2016, Elizabethkingia seems to have made its way to the Empire state.
Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
In a recent webinar, epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented data on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever ahead of the summer tick season.
 
Can Infectious Disease Physicians Help Prevent Violence?
About 1.6 million individuals die from violence each year on a global scale—do infectious disease physicians have a role in preventing it?
Zoonotic Threats: As Unpredictable as They Are Dangerous
Public health officials cite zoonotic disease as the top pandemic threat, yet the task of predicting or preparing for a pandemic remains difficult.
First Report of East Asian Tick Species in the United States
The first documentation of the east Asian tick Haemaphysalis longicornis in the United States has been described in a recent study.