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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.


Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Use in Sub-Saharan Africa, Risk Versus Reward
A new study shows the benefits of widespread antibiotic distribution, but what about concerns about encouraging antibiotic resistance?
Reminding Clinicians to Self-Assess Patients' Antibiotics Helps Reduce Duration of Therapy
A study shows that pharmacist-driven education and encouragement of antibiotic self-stewardship can decrease the duration of therapy for broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Stronger Hand Hygiene & Environmental Cleaning Best Combination for Reducing <i>C. diff</i>
An economic evaluation finds that a bundled approach of stronger hand hygiene and improved environmental cleaning proved to be the best combination for reducing C. diff.
Review Article Provides Guidance on Bacteremia FAQs
A new literature review offers a summary of the latest research into uncomplicated bacteremia.
Universal Influenza Vaccine Candidate to Begin Clinical Trial in United States
A phase 2 trial of an experimental universal flu vaccine is moving forward with sponsorship from The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Significant Enrollment Milestone Met in Phase 3 Trial of Novavax's RSV Vaccine
Novavax announces that enrollment in phase 3 Prepare trial has reached approximately 4,600 participants, of whom, at least 3,000 have received the RSV F vaccine.
PaxVax Chikungunya Vaccine Granted Fast Track Designation by FDA
If clinical development progresses, the PaxVax vaccine could potentially become the first vaccine approved by the FDA for the prevention of chikungunya.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 29, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
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