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West Nile Deaths Still Occurring as Season Enters its Final Weeks
As the United States enters the final weeks of West Nile virus season, state health officials from around the country report several new deaths caused by the virus.
Cases of Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus Spring Up in Two US States
A relatively rare mosquito-borne virus has hit a couple of US states this summer, and it has health officials urging state residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
Zika Virus Exploits Pregnant Women's Immune Systems to Infect & Replicate
Keck School of Medicine at USC study has found that Zika virus suppresses pregnant women’s immune systems, which enables the virus to spread, causing harm to unborn baby.
One Mode of Zika Virus Transmission May Put Fetuses at Higher Risk of Infection
A new study suggests that sexual transmission of Zika virus may create a higher risk for fetal disease than transmission via mosquito.
Researchers Create Innovative Approach to Identifying Zika Virus
The new test examines proteins and peptides in saliva using proteomics, the study of proteomes and their functions.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 27, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out this snapshot of our top 5 articles of the week.
Zika Virus May Persist in Semen Less Than 6 Months
A new study is disputing previous findings that the Zika virus persists in semen for up to 188 days.
Flood Water Displaces Rodents, Raises Infectious Disease Concerns
Those US residents affected by Hurricane Harvey need to be mindful of rodent-borne infections that can spread from displaced rodents.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.