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NIH Investigators Discover New Targets for Anti-Malarial Drugs
Almost 430,000 individuals succumbed to malaria infection in 2015.
Two New Zika Virus Studies You Need to Know
More information continues to be revealed about the Zika virus as research on a vaccine continues to advance as well.
Tackling Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Challenges and Advancements
Although there have been important improvements to existing vaccines, the list of vaccine-preventable diseases has barely changed at all in over two decades.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 15, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Infants Born to Mothers with Possible Zika Infection During Pregnancy
The CDC has issued updated interim clinical guidance for healthcare providers who are caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Threat of Zika Virus Still Looms in Southern States
While the northern hemisphere moves into fall, individuals in southern states must remain vigilant about Zika virus prevention.
Rare Infectious Disease Spreading in Puerto Rico: Public Health Watch Report
According to reports in multiple media outlets, clinicians on the hurricane-ravaged island have already identified at least 10 cases of a rare water-borne bacterial infection, and they warn of the potential for more.
The Black Death Spreads Through Madagascar Claiming 57 Lives Thus Far
The pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar infects 684 individuals and claims 57 lives, thus far. Has it spread to Seychelles?
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.