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The Contagion® Zoonotic & Vector-borne Diseases specialty page provides zoonotic & vector-borne disease-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 11, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
First Tests to Screen for Tick-borne Parasite in Whole Blood and Plasma Approved by FDA
For use as donor screening tests on samples from individual human donors, the tests will identify antibodies to Babesia microti in human plasma samples and B. microti DNA in human whole blood samples.
Nigeria Experiencing Biggest Lassa Fever Outbreak To Date
An outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria that began at the start of the year has now soared to become the country’s biggest outbreak of the virus to date. Nigerian and global health officials are now working together to stop the outbreak.
A Single Test is Able to Diagnose 8 Tick-Borne Diseases
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 18, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
5 Emerging Infections to Watch Out For in 2018
These pathogens can cause unique challenges for clinicians.
Controversies Surrounding the Causes and Management of Persistent Symptoms Related to Lyme Disease
Contagion® Peer Exchange panelists attempt to reach a consensus on the existence of chronic Lyme disease.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaigns May Be Key to Eliminating Epidemics Worldwide
Massive vaccination campaigns launched in Brazil and Nigeria strive to quell ongoing outbreaks.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.