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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.


The Never-Ending Story of Endoscope Exposures
How 8 years of poor disinfection exposed a darker side of Air Force medical practices.
Antibiotic Consumption Impacts Horizontal VRE Transmission
Researchers from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy highlight correlations between antibiotic use and horizontal transmission of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bacterial species.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 4, 2017
Superbugs, Zika, antibiotic development, C. difficile, and HIV are the article topics making up this week’s Top 5 articles.
Is Oritavancin Still Effective When It Comes to Treating Skin Infections?
Contagion® sat down with Rodrigo Mendes, PhD, to discuss research exploring evolving resistance among antibiotics to treat skin infections.
Dr. David Relman on the Past, Present, and Future Potential of Microbiome in Medicine
In an interview at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Vice-Chair David Relman, MD, discussed with Contagion® microbiome research and its potential utility in medicine.
How Do Rapid Diagnostic Tools Impact Patient Outcomes?
Jerod Nagel, PharmD, highlights how rapid diagnostic tools can be utilized in antibiotic stewardship programs to improve outcomes for patients with S. aureus.
Genomic Features of the 2015 <i>Elizabethkingia</i> Outbreak
Researchers from Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, examine the genomic features of the E. anophelis strain behind the 2015-2016 Wisconsin outbreak.
Deadly Healthcare-Associated Infection Preventable Using Evidence-based Practices
Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality researchers have shown that by adhering to evidence-based practices, frontline healthcare staff members can reduce ventilator-associated events.
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.