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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.


Changing Policies to Strengthen Infection Prevention: An Exclusive Interview with Carissa Holmes, MPH
Contagion® recently spoke with Carissa Holmes, MPH, CDC, who discussed how policy change can work to strengthen infection prevention practices.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 16, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 16, 2017.
Keeping Infection Control Clean
Are efforts to back infection prevention studies biasing long-term efforts?
Researchers Study MDRO Presence in Biofilms Collected From Hospitals in 4 Countries
Researchers collected biofilms from several hospitals in four non-neighboring countries to determine if the persistence of multidrug-resistant organisms in biofilms on hospital surfaces was a worldwide problem.
A Scope, A Resistant Germ, and Missing Data Walk into a Bar
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the endoscopy suite...
Pick Your Battles: Conducting Efficient & Effective Targeted Surveillance in Your Facility
At the SHEA Spring 2017 Conference, Laurie Conway, RN, PhD, CIC, provided conference goers with options that will allow them to “pick their battles” when it comes to ensuring effective surveillance targets.
Top-Line Results Show New Antibiotic for CABP Performing Well in Phase 3 Trial
Top-line results of a phase 3 clinical study show that omadacycline met all US Food and Drug Administration primary and secondary endpoints and European Medicines Agency co-primary endpoints.
New Fecal Transplant Method Treats <i>C. difficile</i>
Research coming in from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston shows that when it comes to treating those with C. difficile, frozen and freeze-dried products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation are nearly as effective as fresh product.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?