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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.


Research Suggests Current NHSN CAUTI Definition May Not Reflect Clinical UTI in NSICU Patients
New research suggests that the current National Health Safety Network (NHSN) catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) definition may not truly reflect clinical UTI in neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU) patients.
Strep Throat—To Fear or Not to Fear (Again)?
Reports of serious consequences from severe streptococcal infections have caused fear among the general public, but is this fear warranted?
<i>Contagion</i>® to Report on 2017 SHEA Spring Conference
Contagion® will be covering the conference, and so keep a look out for session coverage, as well as interviews with some of the key presenters.
Daptomycin Effective Against MRSA Skin Infections in Children
A multi-institution research team has found that daptomycin is effective and well-tolerated in children.
UVC Machines Able to Reduce Transmission of 4 Major Superbugs in Hospitals
Duke Health researchers have found that a UVC machine use can reduce transmission of harmful superbugs in hospital settings.
Disinfectants and the Rise of the Resistant Bug
As emerging infectious diseases and resistant bugs become a growing issue, the need for stronger disinfectants becomes even more vital.
Clorox Healthcare Products Receive Additional EPA-Registered Kill Claims for Bacterial & Viral Pathogens
As healthcare-associated infections continue to be life-threatening, Clorox Healthcare continues to provide bacteria- and virus-killing products that aim to reduce the risk of infection.
Beta-Lactam Allergy Linked to Worse Clinical Outcomes
On March 5, 2017, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), Gary Huang, MD, PhD, explained his research team's findings regarding self-reported allergy to drugs containing β-lactams.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?