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Ocular Syphilis May Suggest HIV Co-Infection
Researchers have found that cases of ocular syphilis have been increasing in North Carolina and that the prevalence of ocular syphilis was almost twice as high among HIV-positive patients as among those who were HIV negative or HIV unknown.
Strep Throat—To Fear or Not to Fear (Again)?
Reports of serious consequences from severe streptococcal infections have caused fear among the general public, but is this fear warranted?
Daptomycin Effective Against MRSA Skin Infections in Children
A multi-institution research team has found that daptomycin is effective and well-tolerated in children.
Mumps Outbreak Prompts Call for New Vaccinations
A mumps outbreak that began in the country last fall is continuing across the United States. New research suggests that even small populations of unvaccinated individuals may be fueling the outbreak.
Staph Infections Pervasive in Professional Sports
Contagion® takes a closer look at how Staphylococcus aureus infections continue to plague professional sports players.
Obesity & Heart Failure Increase Odds of Treatment Failure in SSTI Patients
A new study finds that patients with heart failure, obesity, are at increased risk of failing oral antibiotic therapy for skin and soft tissue infections.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of March 5, 2017
In case you missed them, here is a round-up of the top 5 articles for the week of March 5, 2017.
Another Mumps Outbreak Threatens to Freeze Out Hockey Season
NHL teams are taking extra precautions against mumps, as the highly contagious virus continues its spread from team-to-team in yet another outbreak.