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The Contagion® Zoonotic & Vector-borne Diseases specialty page provides zoonotic & vector-borne disease-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Cell Phone Data Helps Track Urban Infectious Disease Outbreaks
A new study demonstrates that having access to mobile phone location data can provide helpful information on an outbreak’s spread through the urban environment.
 
TAK-003 Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Trial in Children and Adolescents
The vaccine candidate, TAK-003, is based on a live-attenuated dengue serotype 2 virus, which provides the genetic “backbone” for all 4 serotypes.
ECDC Confirms Locally-Acquired Zika Cases in France
Zika virus was previously only found in regions of Asia, the Pacific Islands, South America, and Africa. ECDC has now confirmed 3 locally acquired cases in southern Europe.
 
HIV Drug Rilpivirine Stops Viral Replication of Zika Virus
By repurposing the HIV treatment rilpivirine, investigators have opened up possibilities for treating Zika virus and other flavivirus infections which overlap with HIV.
State of Play in Lyme Disease Vaccine Research: Public Health Watch
A group provides an overview of ongoing research and current approaches being evaluated for the prevention of tick-borne disease.
<i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles
As of October 8, 2019, a total of 21 individuals have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella across 13 states.
New Synthetic Vaccine Targets Chikungunya Virus
An accidental discovery of a thermostable protein leads to the creation of an engineered vaccine that promises to be a boon to developing countries. 
Arizona Reports Record High West Nile Virus Activity as Case Counts Rise Nationwide
A total of 543 human cases of West Nile virus disease have been reported to the CDC in 46 states and the District of Columbia as of September 24, 2019.
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