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NIH to Study Zika and HIV in Pregnant Women
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking to determine whether Zika virus infection poses an additional risk in women whose pregnancies are already complicated by HIV.
Predictive Map Identifies Which Species are Likely to Harbor the Next Human Virus
Researchers from EcoHealth Alliance have developed a predictive “map” that identifies the zoonotic host species that are “likely to harbor the next human virus” and documents the regions of the world where they can be found.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of July 2, 2017
A look into how health information exchange interventions are beneficial in HIV care; the discovery of 3 mutations that could help the bird flu spread among humans; news about a new patch formulation for the flu vaccine; progress towards an HIV vaccine; and information on an interactive map that visualizes the US HIV epidemic, make up the Top 5 articles for this week.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for June 2017
New HPV vaccine recommendations from the World Health Organization, information on a new once-daily treatment for HIV, the potential underestimation of tick-borne diseases in the Western United States, norovirus outbreaks in California schools, and how reservoirs of latent HIV hinder the quest for a cure, make up the Top 5 articles for the month of June 2017.
First Human Case of West Nile Reported in the Centennial State
As Colorado reports its first human West Nile virus case of the season and California reports its third, health officials around the country are emphasizing the importance of mosquito control and prevention.
Three Mutations Could Help Bird Flu Spread Among Humans
Scientists have identified 3 mutations that could allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread among humans.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 25, 2017
Measles in Ontario, more endoscope-related infections, a study of postnatal Zika infections, research and development on a river blindness vaccine, and using CRISPR to tackle Zika are the articles that make up this week’s Top 5.
California Flooding May Create Breeding Grounds for West Nile Virus
Drought-stricken not long ago, California is now dealing with flooding waterways, raising concerns that the water will create breeding grounds for West Nile-positive mosquitoes.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?