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The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 5/26/17

Deforestation is linked to increase in malaria transmissions; Zika virus, dengue, and chikungunya can be transmitted in the same mosquito bite; and, researchers find surgical site infections increase in the summer.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 5/19/17

Scientists discover an enzyme that could destroy HIV, transmission of mosquito-borne diseases occur at a lower temperature than previously thought, and new oral medications have successfully treated patients with hepatitis C virus.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 5/12/17

Anti-vaccination group in Minnesota blamed for the largest measles outbreak in over 2 decades; the first clinical trial underway to investigate the safety of a 3-month vaginal ring in preventing both HIV and unintended pregnancy.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 5/5/17

Zika virus remains in cerebrospinal fluid of infected rhesus monkeys weeks after it cleared from their blood, researchers develop a wound dressing made from the shells of crustaceans, and drug-resistant bacteria can be identified using a mass spectrometer.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 4/28/17

Scientists are using fungi to create new antibiotics, malaria has the potential to resurface in the continental United States, and defense peptides in frog mucus may help to destroy human influenza strains.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 4/21/17

Current CDC/WHO guidelines may not protect water treatment workers from Ebola virus exposure, a purified protein may be used to enhance vaccine effectiveness, and scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found a way to make cells resistant to HIV.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 4/14/17

A common antibiotic may help treat or prevent PTSD, a dual vaccine for yellow fever and rabies is in the works, and researchers find that an individual infected with dengue and West Nile viruses may have an enhanced disease if infected with the Zika virus.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 4/7/17

Find out about the multiple challenges to the immunization supply chains, and how keeping tabs on sewage can help to catch polio outbreaks early.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 3/31/17

Researchers find a way to stop Staphylococcus aureus biofilms from accumulating on implanted medical devices, a smartphone-based diagnostic device has been developed to detect Zika, chikungunya, and dengue, and an implantable drug delivery system is being developed for HIV prevention.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 3/24/17

The CDC monitors a Candida auris outbreak in the US, a company in Texas recalls meat due to possible E coli contamination, and a human antibody bound to the Zika virus may help in the development of antiviral medications.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 2/17/17

The CDC released estimates that new HIV infections fell 18% between 2008 and 2014 in the United States.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 2/10/17

Take a sneak peek at CROI 2017, learn about the risks of developing schizophrenia or depression with non-severe infections, and find out about the possibility of using engineered bacteria as a living antibiotic.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 2/3/17

This week, mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers come under fire. That and more in this week's Handoff.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 1/27/17

Find out more about a phase 2 study to evaluate Clostridium difficile vaccine candidate.

The Handoff: Your Week in Infectious Disease News - 1/20/17

Can smart devices detect illness before even you know you're sick? Some researchers think so.

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