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West Nile Virus Reported in Majority of US States
State health agencies are increasingly reporting new human cases of West Nile virus; there have been more than 150 illnesses so far this season.
What Can We Learn From Outbreaks of HIV and Zika?
Parallels between the recent Zika epidemic in Brazil and the HIV pandemic in the 1980s, stress the importance of improving responses to public health crises.
Zika Cases Down, But Not Out: Public Health Watch Report
A year on, the United States and most of the other countries affected by the Zika virus are better prepared to prevent outbreaks and control their spread. The proof is in the data.
Fighting Back Against Zika: New Research & Tests Added to the Arsenal
Florida reports first case of sexually-transmitted Zika of 2017, while funds continue to be released for new research efforts against the virus and tests to aid in rapid diagnosis.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of July 30, 2017
New HIV drugs, vaccine regulations in France, correlations between intestinal viruses & type 1 diabetes, the susceptibility of Florida mosquitoes to transmit chikungunya, and an evaluation of the risk of hepatitis B reactivation in veterans on direct-acting antiviral therapy make up our Top 5 articles for the week of July 30, 2017.
Florida Mosquitoes Highly Susceptible to Transmitting Chikungunya Virus
Researchers from the University of Florida recently made an interesting discovery about the mosquitoes in the state.
As West Nile Spreads, Officials Emphasize the Importance of Mosquito Control
As Colorado reports its second human case of West Nile virus of the season, local health officials around the country are reporting new cases of West Nile-positive mosquitoes, emphasizing the importance of vector control.
CDC Updates Guidance for the Care of Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure
The CDC has updated interim guidance for healthcare providers who are caring for pregnant women with potential exposure to Zika virus.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?