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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.


Strategies to Prevent & Control <i>C. difficile</i> in Health Care Facilities—Part 1
In an exclusive interview with Contagion®, Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, discusses different strategies to prevent and control C. difficile in health care facilities.
Is a "Hard Stop" Method the Key to Reducing Inappropriate <i>C. difficile</i> Testing?
A testing stewardship effort found that using a “hard stop” alert system may help reduce inappropriate C. difficile testing.
Healthcare-Associated Infections Are Being Used to Highlight Poor Administration Practices
Hospital employees are increasingly using hospital infection rates to highlight gaps in training, education, and staffing.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of November 5, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
<i>Contagion</i>® to Report on 5th Annual International <i>C. diff</i> Conference in Las Vegas
Contagion® will be providing exclusive coverage on the conference. Keep your eyes peeled for session coverage and interviews with some of the key presenters.
Mapping <em>C. difficile</em> Exposures and Infections in the Hospital
Can we track Clostridium difficile infections to see how patient movements result in exposures?
Top 5 <em>Contagion</em>® News Articles Month of October 2017
Updated guidance from the CDC on Zika, candidemia infections in patients with C. difficile infections, and more topics made up our Top 5 articles for the month of October 2017.
Changing the Incidence of <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Through Patient Hand Hygiene
C. difficile prevention is usually thought of in terms of environmental disinfection and health care worker hand hygiene; what about the patient's role?
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.