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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Are FMT Capsules the Next Big Thing for Recurrent <i>C. difficile</i> Treatment?
A team of investigators explores if fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) capsules are just as effective as treatment via colonoscopy.
How <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Affects the Gastrointestinal System
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; and Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS, discuss the pathophysiology of Clostridium difficile infection and its impact on the gastrointestinal system.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of November 26, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Understanding Why <i>Clostridium Difficile</i> Infections Occur in the Community
After differentiating between Clostridium difficile’s impact in the hospital versus the community setting, Peter L. Salgo, MD; Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; and Erik Dubberke, MD, explore the types of people most at risk for developing the infection in the community and discuss disease severity.
GenePOC C. Diff Test Approved by FDA
The FDA has cleared the molecular test which is able to detect presence of the toxin within 70 minutes.
U.S. Governors Are Applauded for Proclaiming November <i>Clostridium difficile</i> (<i>C.difficile</i>, <i>C.diff.</i>) Infection Awareness Month
Many US Governors have signed a state proclamation proclaiming November 2017 as Clostridium difficile Infection Awareness Month,
The Key to Preventing <i>C. difficile</i>? Reducing Antibiotics—Part 3
Check out the third portion of our exclusive interview with Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, as we discuss how reducing antibiotics could be key to preventing C. difficile infections.
Challenges to Disinfecting Hospital Rooms to Prevent C. difficile—Part 2
Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, sat down with Contagion® to discuss the challenges of disinfecting hospital rooms to prevent C. difficile.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.