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Cholera Vaccines Found to Provide Suboptimal Coverage in At-Risk Population
A recent review looking at research literature finds that cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults, but significantly less protection for children.
Local Infectious Disease Response Efforts Receive $200 Million Boost from CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing local agencies with a boost—in the form of $200 million—to improve surveillance, laboratory diagnostic capabilities, and outbreak response.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of July 23, 2017
Contagion® covered the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science this week and much of the research presented at the conference made this week’s Top 5. Topics include: the successful use of oral Truvada in adolescents, a new long-acting two-drug injectable HIV regimen, and a closer look at humanized monoclonal antibody PRO 140 for HIV treatment. Additional Top 5 articles include coverage from the Biodefense World Summit, and lack of infant immunizations across the world.
<i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked with Maradol Papayas Infects Individuals in 12 States
As the case count grows in a multistate Salmonella outbreak, health officials work to pinpoint the exact point of contamination in the Maradol papayas supply chain.
Biodetection Technologies Biothreats and Pathogen Detection: Coverage from the Biodefense World Summit
Ebola virus tracking and mechanisms to detect threats to our national food supply are highlighted.
Investigators Scrambling to Find Source of Utah-Arizona <i>E. coli</i> Outbreak
A team of investigators are dedicating their efforts to pinpointing a source of the E. coli outbreak that has sprung up on the Utah-Arizona border.
What Kind of Botulism Accounted for the Majority of Confirmed Cases in 2015?
The CDC recently released a national botulism surveillance summary for 2015.
Power Law Could be Used to Predict Size, Scope of Food-Borne Outbreaks
Could a power law be used to predict food-borne outbreaks and thus help public health agencies better prepare?