The Contagion® Skin & Soft Tissues Diseases specialty page provides skin & soft tissue-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.
The United States is experiencing its biggest mumps outbreak in years, causing a surge of cases across the country after several years of relatively few cases. This has prompted health officials to take steps to prevent further spread of the disease.
Ongoing mumps outbreaks around the United States show that the virus can occur even in vaccinated populations, though health officials stress that the mumps vaccine does prevent larger outbreaks from occurring.
A recent study of employees at an industrial hog facility found that the livestock workers were more likely to carry Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their noses, including antibiotic-resistant isolates.
Researchers in the United Kingdom have made a new genetic discovery in the link between Epstein-Barr virus and related cancers, including a potential way to stop the cancer-causing effects of these infections.
A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that strides have been made in the fight against measles; however, the work still falls short of goals set by the World Health Assembly (WHA).
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