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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.


Abundance of Rare Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in US Hospital
Researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital have identified that a surprising percentage of Klebsiella pneumoniae infections at their facility are caused by uncommon strains of the pathogen.
A Broken Chain of Hospital Reporting
A new report highlights that all links in the hospital reporting chain are tragically weak.
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.
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.