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Will 2018 See the End of Polio? Public Health Watch Report
Could 2018 finally be the year polio is eliminated as a global health concern?
Vaccine Effective Against 91% of Bacteria Causing Common Invasive Meningococcal Disease in US
Researchers have found that the 4-component vaccine MenB-4C (Bexsero) is effective against up to 91% of strains of the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, which causes meningococcal disease.
Can Tooth Decay Explain the Pathogenesis of Certain Infectious Diseases?
A review in Trends in Microbiology provides insight into the role of biofilms in the pathogenesis of polymicrobial infectious diseases.
Shingles Vaccine Approved by FDA
The FDA has approved Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline’s recombinant zoster vaccine against shingles, for patients 50 and older.
Solosec Approved for Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common gynecologic infection in the United States, affecting 21 million women between the ages of 14 and 49, each year.
Microbiome in Ear May Play Role in Ear Infections
A new study looks at the role the microbiome of the middle ear may play in ear infections.
Minnesota Measles Outbreak Officially Over
A measles outbreak that affected 79 individuals in the state of Minnesota this spring and summer 2017 was recently declared “over” by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 20, 2017
Proton pumps inhibitors present risks for individuals living with HIV, dalbavancin can treat MRSA-related pneumonia, probiotics prove deadly against C. difficile, patient involvement increases healthcare practitioners’ hand hygiene, and why delafloxacin is a unique antibiotic for skin infections are the topics that make up this week’s Top 5 articles.