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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.


A Focus on Healthcare-Associated Infections Could Improve US Health
As the repeal of the Affordable Care Act remains stalled in the US government, action plans are being put into place to address other major areas that are affecting the health of the American public.
Preventing <em>Clostridium difficile</em> From Getting Loose
What can healthcare providers do to stop these infections before they start?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 30, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 30, 2017.
Hand Hygiene Day: The Key to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Is in Your Hands
Today, May 5th, is Hand Hygiene Day, a day that reminds healthcare workers, visitors, and policy makers alike, that frequent handwashing can be used to fight the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, and ultimately, save millions of lives.
Increased MDR Gram-Negative Bacteria Prevalence in US Nursing Homes Highlights Need to Enhance Infection Control
The results of a recent study reveal a high prevalence of colonization of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in nursing home residents, emphasizing the need to enhance infection control and prevention in these institutions.
The Dark Underbelly of Hospital Reporting
Despite the best intentions, hospital accreditation surveys have become a breeding ground for low expectations.
Why Are We More at Risk Than Ever for a Global Pandemic?
We are adding 2 more reasons to the 7 reasons we are more at risk than ever for a global pandemic.
CDC Pilot Study Explores National Burden of HAIs in US Nursing Homes
Using a model implemented in Europe in 2013 to estimate HAI prevalence by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Nicola Thompson, PhD, CDC, and her team estimated the national burden of HAIs in US nursing homes. In their poster, Dr. Thompson and her colleagues reported preliminary data from their pilot study.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?