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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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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of December 10, 2017
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
The Ultimate Infectious Disease Pharmacist Holiday Wish List
In case you were wondering what to get the infectious disease (ID) pharmacist in your life for the upcoming holidays.
Relaxed Medicaid Regulations Are Giving More Individuals Access to Hepatitis C Treatment
Hepatitis C is more curable than ever thanks to direct-acting antivirals, and now, a new study shows how expanded access to these drugs through Medicaid is helping more individuals get treated.
CDC Estimate of Seasonal Flu-Related Deaths Increases Worldwide
New CDC study yields higher estimate of seasonal flu-related deaths worldwide.
PrEP Uptake of 25% Enough to Prevent 30% of HIV Infections in MSM
A new study from investigators at Drexel University revealed that if 25% of high-risk men who have sex with men appropriately used the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), 3 out of every 10 HIV infections in this population could be prevented.
New FDA Tool Gives Doctors Timely & Easily Accessible Antimicrobial Susceptibility Information
By making this information available the FDA hopes to help improve patient outcomes, better manage antibiotic use, and decrease antimicrobial resistance.
New Research Highlights Strengths & Weaknesses of the Flu Shot
As new flu deaths are reported throughout the United States, a pair of studies highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of the flu shot.
 
Forcing Pathogens to Compete for Resources May Help Thwart Drug Resistance
Could forcing pathogens to compete for resources be the key to fighting drug-resistance and extending the lives of existing drugs?
 
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