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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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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Pfizer's MenB Vaccine in Children
This is the first Breakthrough Therapy designation for a MenB vaccine to help protect children as young as 1 year of age.

 
Patient Demand Outweighs Guidelines When it Comes to Appropriate Prescribing of Antibiotics
According to recent research from Johns Hopkins Medicine, when it comes to making choices on appropriate antibiotic prescribing, outpatient providers are making the decision based on patient demand, not necessarily on what's actually appropriate for the condition. 
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 15, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
What Is Needed to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance—Electronic Surveillance or a Traditional Approach?
Kari Simonsen, MD, and Matthew Linam, MD debate the best way to measure and improve hand hygiene compliance.
Crossing the Communication Chasm to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance & Ensure A Safer Future
In the SHEA Spring 2018 Opening Plenary, Zintars Beldavs stresses the importance of communication and collaboration in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 8, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
<i>Contagion</i>® to Report on the SHEA Spring 2018 Conference
Contagion® will be covering the conference, and so, keep a look out for session coverage as well as interviews with some of the key presenters.
Recent Spike in US Mumps Cases Linked to Vaccine's Waning Protection
New strains of the mumps virus are not to blame for the recent resurgence of cases, say researchers in a new study, instead pinning the recent outbreaks on declining protective effects of the mumps vaccine over time.