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River Blindness Vaccine R&D Gets $3.6 Million Grant
A team of researchers from several institutions have received a grant to fund the development of a vaccine for onchocerciasis, the second leading infectious cause of blindness.
Can CRISPR Tackle Zika?
Can genetic modification aid us in fighting mosquito-borne diseases?
NIH Examines Outcomes of Postnatal Zika Infection in Guatemalan Infants & Children
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has partnered up with nonprofit foundation FUNSALUD to launch a study that will examine the effects of Zika infection in infants and children living in Guatemala.
Will Brazil's Next Epidemic Come from Another Mosquito-Borne Virus?
As researchers discover Chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes in Brazil, a new study analyzes the impact of the Zika virus on the area.
CDC Shares Risks Associated with Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy for Chronic Lyme Disease
Although treatment for chronic Lyme has provided some patients with relief of their symptoms, it may also expose them to complications related to the prescribed modalities.
CDC Reports Increase of Zika Vector in Some US States
The CDC just released a study outlining areas where an increase of Aedes mosquitoes was observed in 2016. In addition, researchers report on Zika-related complications observed in 7 infants, postmortem.
West Nile Virus Hits Biggest Urban Areas of the US
Health officials in New York City are seeing the first West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes of the season as Los Angeles County reports its first human case of the year, marking new West Nile activity in the country’s biggest urban areas.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 11, 2017
New drugs for HIV, the growing rate of antibiotic resistance, a new hepatitis C treatment option, and updates on the Ebola outbreak and Lyme disease diagnostics, make up the Top 5 articles for this week.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?