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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 16, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 16, 2017.
WHO Reports Global Burden of Viral Hepatitis Is Increasing

The World Health Organization just published the first ever Global Hepatitis Report, which notes that the viral hepatitis mortality rate is increasing worldwide, while deaths caused by HIV and tuberculosis continues to drop.

UC Irvine Medical Center Reveals Ongoing MRSA Outbreak
An outbreak of MRSA at a Los Angeles-area hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit has raised questions about when health officials were notified of the outbreak, and why the public was not informed sooner.
Perinatally-Infected HIV Youth Are Prone to Serious Health Events as They Age
A recent study finds that children who are infected with HIV either just before or after birth are at much greater risk of experiencing serious health events—and even death—than children who are infected during adolescence.
New Antibiotic Performs Well Against Vancomycin for Treatment of ABSSSIs
Topline results of a recent phase 3 clinical trial have shown that iclaprim is as effective as vancomycin for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs).
Common Settings for Hantavirus Exposure in the United States Revealed
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown American Indians in the Four Corners region of the United States are disproportionately affected by the hantavirus.
Is Smallpox Poised to Make a Comeback?
Although the eradication of smallpox was declared by the World Health Assembly in 1980, the deadly disease might make a comeback. The question is, will we be prepared for it?
Connecticut Reports its First Human Case of Powassan Virus
A new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals information on a 5-month-old male infant who was diagnosed with the emerging tick-borne virus in Connecticut in 2016.
Although cases of influenza A are on the decline, a late season surge in influenza B cases are helping to extend flu season across parts of the United States.