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The Contagion® Prevention specialty page provides infection prevention-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Minas Gerais Declares State of Emergency as Brazilian Yellow Fever Outbreak Rages On
A total of 22 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Minas Gerais since July 2017 and 15 of those individuals have died.
 
Ribavirin Remains Pivotal Component of Hepatitis C Treatment
A new study confirms the ribavirin steady-state serum levels that correspond to high rates of efficacy and low adverse events.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 14, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
SHEA Releases Guidance on Duration of Contact Precautions for MDR Infections
SHEA has released expert guidance advising hospitals on when they can safely take patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria off of contact precautions.
WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Vaccine Prior to Carnival
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended visitors to Sao Paulo, Brazil, should consider getting the yellow fever vaccine before visiting.
US Flu Season Hits Its Peak
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a recent briefing on flu season as 49 states report widespread flu activity.
Fidaxomicin Vs. Vancomycin: What's More Effective for Treating <i>C. difficile?</i>
A recent study compares the effectiveness of a novel fidaxomicin therapy with vancomycin for the treatment of C. difficile.
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