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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.


Don't Discount Low Efficiency Influenza Vaccines
With optimal distribution, even low-efficacy flu vaccines can make a difference, although their benefits vary somewhat depending on which age group has a high uptake rate.
Human Factors Engineering Improves Effectiveness of Ambulatory Antibiotic Stewardship
Ambulatory antibiotic stewardship interventions are more effective when focused on tools, technology, the person, organization, tasks, and environment components.
Exploring Cephalosporin/β-Lactamase Inhibitor Combinations for Treatment of <i>Pseudomonas</i>
Peter Salgo, MD; Yoav Golan, MD; Andrew Shorr, MD; and Marin Hristos Kollef, MD, provide their perspective on the cephalosporin/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations Zerbaxa, Avycaz, and Vabomere, with considerations for mechanisms of action and effectiveness.
Measles Outbreak at England High School Emphasizes the Need for Vaccination
Following recent reports that England has seen more measles cases so far in 2018 than in all of 2017, health officials are combating outbreaks of the virus with vaccination clinics.
Lefamulin Meets All Primary Endpoints in LEAP 2 Phase 3 Trial for the Treatment of CABP
Nabriva Therapeutics plans to file a New Drug Application with the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Addressing Pharmacokinetic Alterations That Occur in Patients Who Are in Acute Kidney Failure
Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, shares some of the pharmacokinetic alterations that occur in patients who are in acute kidney failure in the intensive care unit.
HIV Prevention and Treatment Efforts Go High-Tech in New York
Primary care physicians are using an innovative heatmap, customized web-based software, and an extensive survey to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses and increase viral suppression rates in patients with HIV.
Junin Virus Vaccine Antibodies Can Also Fight Machupo Virus
Researchers have found that a vaccine for Junin virus, a South American hemorrhagic fever virus, protects against another virus in the same family, opening up the possibility for universal vaccines for virus families.
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