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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.

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Changing the Incidence of <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Through Patient Hand Hygiene
C. difficile prevention is usually thought of in terms of environmental disinfection and health care worker hand hygiene; what about the patient's role?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 8, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Nanoparticles: Helping Antibiotics Fight Superbugs
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed nanoparticles capable of boosting the effectiveness of antibiotics against drug-resistant superbugs.
<em>Burkholderia cepacia</em> Infections Linked with Unlikely Source
A recent outbreak involving sterile medical supplies gives insight into a new hospital infectious disease threat.
Nursing Homes—Insight into A Network of Microbial Resistance
A new study pulls back the curtain into a complex web of resistance, colonization, and the challenges of antimicrobial resistance in this setting.
Higher Antibiotic Use & <i>C. diff</i> Rates Found After Sepsis Program Implementation
A recent study found that a sepsis care bundle program implemented in The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York coincided with an increase in antibiotic prescriptions and higher rates of Clostridium difficile infections.
Multicenter Stewardship Initiative Reduces Antibiotic Use for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Prolonged antibiotic use opens the door to the development of antibiotic resistance, superinfections, and the risk of Clostridium difficile infections.
Nearly 10% of Americans with Candidemia have <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Co-infection
The message for clinicians is to be vigilant. Look for candidemia and C. difficile infection occurring together.
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