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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.

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Wipes are Better Than Sprays for Disinfecting Against <em>C. difficile</em>
When it comes to cleaning products that work against Clostridium difficile, a new study has found that wipes are better than sprays.
Probiotic Proves Deadly Against <i>Clostridium Difficile</i>
While antibiotic resistance continues to lead to deadly Clostridium difficile infections, a team of researchers has found that a probiotic may offer a new way to kill the superbug.
Researchers Discover More Strains of <i>Klebsiella</i> Bacteria Cause HAIs Than Previously Thought
A team of researchers discover that Klebsiella pneumoniae is not the only culprit behind life-threatening healthcare-associated infections: there are two other Klebsiella species that share the blame.
Hand Hygiene in Hospitals Increases with Patient Involvement
New research reveals a way to help increase healthcare provider hand hygiene by empowering patients to take an active role.
Infection with Pneumonia or Sepsis Linked with Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
The results of a new study reveal increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adults previously hospitalized for pneumonia or sepsis.
Antimicrobial Stewardship in HAP / VAP: A Focus on Duration of Therapy
Reducing overall antibiotic exposure is likely to have an impact on decreasing antimicrobial resistance.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for July 2017
The relationship between temperature and incidence of surgical site infections, progress towards an HIV vaccine, the cleanliness of your stethoscope, an explanation on how infection rates at Stanford Hospital are a canary in a coal mine, and an interactive visual map that depicts the HIV epidemic in the United States, make up the Top 5 news articles for the month of July 2017.
Diversity of <em>E. Coli</em> Create a Complex View of Bloodstream Infections in Superbugs Study
Data gleaned from a new study suggests that drug-resistant “superbugs” are not necessarily out-competing other strains.
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