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More Evidence Supports an Enterovirus-AFM Link
Enterovirus-specific antibodies were detected in the cerebrospinal fluid of 79% (11 of 14) of the AFM cases included in a new study.
New Study Explores Link Between Hepatitis C and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
A team of investigators review global HCV infection rates in an attempt to quantify HCV-associated cardiovascular disease.
Adverse Outcomes From Zika May Hinge on Mother's Antibodies
Although antibodies normally shield us from infection, a new study suggests that certain maternal antibodies may actually make it easier for Zika virus to gain a foothold and cause birth defects.
<i>Contagion®</i> Connect Podcast Tackles Pandemic Bonds
The first Contagion® Connect podcast features a conversation with Dr. Alexandra Phelan about the impact of pandemic bonds in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the DRC.
CDC Update on US Antibiotic Use Highlights Challenges, Opportunities: Public Health Watch
A new report on US prescribing trends and stewardship initiatives assesses the scope of the antibiotic resistance problem and lays the groundwork for solutions.
Vaginal Microbiome May Protect Women From Chlamydia
Lactic acid produced by bacteria in the vagina may help protect women from Chlamydia trachomatis infection, a new study suggests.
New York Tightens Access to Medical Vaccine Exemptions
Parents seeking medical exclusions for their children must now have their physician fill out a state form explaining specifically why the exemption is warranted.
Pharmacomicrobiomic Study Shows Significant Gut Bacteria Role in Drug Metabolism and Exposure
A recent study provides what may be the first in-depth examination of the molecular mechanism of biotransformation of a large number of orally administered agents by the human gut microbiota.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?