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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.


Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 1, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by reading the top 5 articles of the week.
Shorter Pre-exposure Rabies Vaccination Schedule Effective
A recent study finds that shortening the rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis regimen is both effective and safe.
From Mobile Technology to Predictive Markers, Finding New Ways to Accurately Diagnose Zika
Current research trends indicate a need for updated guidelines and new technology to differentiate between Zika and other mosquito-borne infections. 
2018 West Nile Virus Season Begins
State health departments around the United States are reporting their first human and mosquito cases of West Nile virus for the 2018 season, prompting reminders to practice mosquito bite prevention.
Is Investment in New Technologies for Diagnosing Schistosomiasis Justified in an Era of <em>Schistosoma</em> Elimination?
The emergence of new species creates pressure for developing affordable and reliable diagnostic strategies.   
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—June 17, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Capillary Blood Outperforms Venous Samples in Malaria Diagnosis
A new analysis finds samples of capillary blood are more likely than venous blood samples to indicate the presence of malaria.
New Technology Platform Delivers Single-Dose Vaccines Targeting Multiple Viruses
Single-dose vaccines delivered via a new technology platform may offer full protection against Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola.
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