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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.


What Makes Delafloxacin a Unique Antibiotic for Skin Infections?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved delafloxacin (BAXDELA) for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in adults.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 13, 2017
A herpes infection leads to deadly viral meningitis in an Iowa infant, an ingestible smart pill that can remind you to take your medications, global catastrophic biological risks, whether or not you should complete the full course of antibiotics, and all you need to know about Candida auris make up this week’s Top 5 articles.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 6, 2017
New research on Zika, cases of swine flu infections, parallels between Zika and HIV, a new warning sign of HIV infection, and an increase in cyclospora cayetanensis infections in United States make up the top 5 articles this week.
Increase in Pneumococcal Vaccines Leads to Decrease in Ear Infections in Children
The pneumococcal vaccine is routinely administered to babies in the United States starting at 2 months of age.
<em>E. coli</em> Bacteria Exploit Copper to Fuel UTIs
A new study reports that Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria are commandeering copper ions to strengthen bacteria levels in hard-to-treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for July 2017
The relationship between temperature and incidence of surgical site infections, progress towards an HIV vaccine, the cleanliness of your stethoscope, an explanation on how infection rates at Stanford Hospital are a canary in a coal mine, and an interactive visual map that depicts the HIV epidemic in the United States, make up the Top 5 news articles for the month of July 2017.
Meningococcal Vaccine Does Not Protect Eculizumab Recipients
A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that patients receiving eculizumab can still contract meningitis, even if they have been vaccinated.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of July 9, 2017
A new iteration of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the challenge of sepsis in US hospitals, a predictive map that identifies which species are likely to harbor the next human virus, how one Canadian researcher mail-ordered his way to horsepox, and a focus on how gonorrhea is on the way to becoming untreatable comprise the top 5 articles of the week for the week.
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