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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.


U.S. Governors Are Applauded for Proclaiming November <i>Clostridium difficile</i> (<i>C.difficile</i>, <i>C.diff.</i>) Infection Awareness Month
Many US Governors have signed a state proclamation proclaiming November 2017 as Clostridium difficile Infection Awareness Month,
The Key to Preventing <i>C. difficile</i>? Reducing Antibiotics—Part 3
Check out the third portion of our exclusive interview with Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, as we discuss how reducing antibiotics could be key to preventing C. difficile infections.
Ineffective Empiric Treatment Leads to Deadly Consequences in Late-Onset Sepsis Patients
New research finds that ineffective empiric treatment can lead to deadly consequences in late-onset sepsis patients.
Challenges to Disinfecting Hospital Rooms to Prevent C. difficile—Part 2
Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, sat down with Contagion® to discuss the challenges of disinfecting hospital rooms to prevent C. difficile.
Strategies to Prevent & Control <i>C. difficile</i> in Health Care Facilities—Part 1
In an exclusive interview with Contagion®, Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, discusses different strategies to prevent and control C. difficile in health care facilities.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of November 12, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Is a "Hard Stop" Method the Key to Reducing Inappropriate <i>C. difficile</i> Testing?
A testing stewardship effort found that using a “hard stop” alert system may help reduce inappropriate C. difficile testing.
Healthcare-Associated Infections Are Being Used to Highlight Poor Administration Practices
Hospital employees are increasingly using hospital infection rates to highlight gaps in training, education, and staffing.
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.