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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 6, 2017
New research on Zika, cases of swine flu infections, parallels between Zika and HIV, a new warning sign of HIV infection, and an increase in cyclospora cayetanensis infections in United States make up the top 5 articles this week.
CDC Releases Estimates on Proportion of Infants Who Will Suffer Birth Defects After Maternal Zika Virus Infection
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 12 infants born to Zika-infected mothers will have a related birth defect.
Geographic Expansion of Lyme Disease Emphasizes Importance of Recognizing Modes of Transmission
Although focused in the northeastern United States, Lyme disease has ex­panded geographically over the past few decades, with a >320% increase in the number of high-incidence counties and reported cases in 49 states.
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.
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.