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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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Surgeon General Addresses Opioid Epidemic, Public Health Challenges During Keynote at National Public Health Week: Public Health Watch
In an era of in which everything is political—and politics is perhaps more polarized than ever before—Dr. Adams is advocating for what APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, described as the “sensible middle.”
Microbiota-Based Therapy Shows Promise for <i>C. difficile</i> Sufferers
One dose of microbiota-based therapy proved more effective than 2 at wiping out recurrent C. difficile infection.
National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Education is Key to Stopping HIV
On National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day we take a closer look at how the HIV/AIDS epidemic impacts younger individuals and what can be done to cut back on new diagnoses.
Novavax Presents Data on Trials for Improved Flu Vaccine and Candidate for First RSV Vaccine
Representatives from Novavax, Inc., an American-based biotechnology company, presented data at the recent World Vaccine Congress in Washington, DC, on their vaccines under development for the flu and RSV.
PAHO Foundation Transitions into Uniting for Health Innovation (UfHI)
The name change represents a new chapter for the organization after 50 years of service, in addressing the scope of health care challenges in the region today.
Antibiotics Help <i>C. diff</i> Compete for Nutrients Needed to Survive & Thrive
Study finds antibiotic use alters native gut bacteria that normally compete with C. diff for nutrients.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 1, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Hospitals Too High, New Study Suggests
In a new international study, a team of European authors says that antibiotic use for preventative purposes is too high in pediatric hospitals, prompting a call for better antibiotic stewardship efforts.