Doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis, or doxy-PEP, could help slow rising rates of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea, but experts say antibiotic resistance will need to be monitored.
Overall, total mortality increased 77% in 2020 relative to 2019.
The use of complementary respiratory virus tracking tools in schools, including air sampling, may help detect outbreaks.
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