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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.


How Can Health Care Practitioners Actively Fight Antibiotic Resistance?
Daniel Pilch, PhD, explains how the health care system must change in order to battle antibiotic resistance.
How Do Officials Test if Drugs Are Counterfeit or Not?
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, explains how officials test if a drug is counterfeit or active.
Should You Incorporate Penicillin Skin Testing in Your Hospital?
Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, shares what should be considered when considering the incorporation of penicillin skin testing into a health care facility.
Training Hospital Epidemiologists to Excel in Infection Control
Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, explains different elements that should be incorporated into training programs for hospital epidemiologists.
Forestalling the Development of Antibiotic Resistance
Edmond LaVoie, PhD, shares different approaches that can be used to forestall the development of antibiotic resistance.
Lyme Disease and Long-Term Antibiotics: Help or Harm?
Panelists Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; Leonard Sigal, MD; Peter L. Salgo, MD; Patricia V. Smith; and Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, debate the existence of chronic Lyme disease and the use of longer-term antibiotics, and explore the impact a lack of consensus has on patients, providers, and the health care system.
How is SIDP Working to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in LTC Facilities?
Alan Gross, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, shares how the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists is working to improve antibiotic stewardship programs in long-term care facilities.
Addressing Challenges Faced by Hospital Epidemiologists
Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, shares a few issues that hospital epidemiologists currently face.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.