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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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PCVs Effective, But Efficacy Wanes Over Time
New research from Australia supports the use of booster doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, but it shows overall effectiveness is high.
CDC Finds PrEP Not Reaching Americans Who Need It, Particularly African Americans
First detailed analysis by race and risk group finds that two-thirds of those who could benefit from PrEP are African American or Latino, but they account for the smallest percentage of prescriptions to date.
New Approaches to Understanding TB Can Help Inform Development of Better Vaccine
Better understanding of the pathogenesis of tuberculosis can help inform the development of a new, effective vaccine.
MSM Found to Underestimate Risk of HIV Infection, Hindering Uptake of PrEP
Research suggests misperceptions about the risk of HIV infection should be corrected at the time of testing, with PrEP initiated same-day if appropriate.
2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Strains Recommended by FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in on the strains to be included in the 2018-2019 influenza vaccine.
 
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 25, 2018
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
First Global Estimate Reveals 1.8 Million Young Adults Develop TB Annually
The first global estimate of tuberculosis (TB) rates among young people find that about 1.8 million individuals in this age group develop the disease each year.
 
CARB-X Announces Latest Funding for New Antibiotics to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
CARB-X, the international partnership between governmental and charitable groups in the United States and the United Kingdom, has announced new funding for the development of new antibiotics to fight drug-resistant bacteria.
FEATURED
This breakthrough vaccine is quickly becoming an integral part of the adult immunization arsenal.