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Tackling Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Challenges and Advancements
Although there have been important improvements to existing vaccines, the list of vaccine-preventable diseases has barely changed at all in over two decades.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 15, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Infants Born to Mothers with Possible Zika Infection During Pregnancy
The CDC has issued updated interim clinical guidance for healthcare providers who are caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Threat of Zika Virus Still Looms in Southern States
While the northern hemisphere moves into fall, individuals in southern states must remain vigilant about Zika virus prevention.
Rare Infectious Disease Spreading in Puerto Rico: Public Health Watch Report
According to reports in multiple media outlets, clinicians on the hurricane-ravaged island have already identified at least 10 cases of a rare water-borne bacterial infection, and they warn of the potential for more.
The Black Death Spreads Through Madagascar Claiming 57 Lives Thus Far
The pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar infects 684 individuals and claims 57 lives, thus far. Has it spread to Seychelles?
As the World Is Hit with Vaccine Shortages, Will This Mosquito-Borne Virus Find Its Way to Asia?
Dr. Daniel Lucey provided insight on past and current yellow fever outbreaks and vaccine shortages at ID Week 2017; he also cited the very real possibility of yellow fever hitting Asia.
Infectious Cause of Microcephaly May Not be Zika
In any differential diagnosis of microcephaly, clinicians should consider other infections as well, depending on the setting and history of the patient.