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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.

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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.
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.
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