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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 15, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Uganda Requests Removal from WHO Zika Travel Advisory List
The World Health Organization has listed Uganda on its Zika travel advisory list, but now the country’s health minister is requesting removal from the list, citing no cases or outbreaks.
Azithromycin-Ivermectin is Nonsuperior to Ivermectin Alone for Preventing Scabies, Impetigo
Treatment with azithromycin plus ivermectin versus ivermectin alone provides equal protection against scabies and impetigo in at-risk communities.
Infected Mice Found in Pressed Grapes Leads to Oropharyngeal Tularemia Outbreak
In October 2016, 6 harvesters at a German vineyard fell ill after consuming pressed grapes contaminated with Francisella tularensis from infected mice.
Citizen Science Research Demonstrates Value in Identifying Tick Prevalence in the US
Researchers from Northern Arizona University report that citizen participation in nationwide research can offer insight into the prevalence of vector-borne disease threats.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 8, 2018
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled the top 5 infectious disease articles from this past week.
Chagas Surveillance Rare Among US States, CDC Report Finds
A new CDC report finds most states don’t track Chagas disease, but the agency says states should consider doing so if they have a large population of immigrants from countries where the disease is endemic.
New Study Examines Public Fears During Disease Outbreaks
Researchers studying how pregnant women in the United States responded to the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-2016 emphasize the need to manage stress and fear during disease outbreaks.
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