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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of November 12, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Study Suggests Naturally-Acquired Immunity Against Zika Virus May Already Occur
The results of a new study suggest that naturally-acquired immunity against the Zika virus may already occur in women in endemic regions of the world.
Tuberculosis Susceptibility Has Genetic Basis
Researchers are gaining a greater understanding of the role that human genetics plays in determining who contracts tuberculosis as well as how severely it impacts its victims.
The latest WHO External Situation Report suggests that the plague outbreak that has been ravaging Madagascar for months may finally be winding down.
Congress Pushes for Predictive Models for Zika and Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Public Health Watch
Congress has requested more information about how government agencies are currently using predictive modeling and simulation technologies to assess the country’s risk for outbreaks and prepare responses.
Improving Diagnosis of Lyme Disease: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches
Contagion® Peer Exchange panelists discuss the challenge in diagnosing Lyme disease and new technologies that can improve testing.
Flu Season, and the Links Between Mental Health and Infectious Diseases: Public Health Watch
Remembering the links between infectious diseases such as influenza and HIV, among others, and mental health can improve patient outcomes.
Uganda Battling Deadly Marburg Outbreak
A viral hemorrhagic fever is currently plaguing Uganda. We break down the current situation.
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.