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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.


Microbiology Labs Should Be Seen as Integral to Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts
Daniel Diekema, MD, explains why microbiology labs should be seen as an integral part of antimicrobial stewardship efforts.
Vaccination Plays a Crucial Role in Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, discusses the role vaccination plays in reducing unnecessary antibiotic use.
Why Do Some People Decide Against Receiving Flu Shots?
William Schaffner, MD, lists some of the common reasons behind why individuals decide against getting their flu shots, and why they should reconsider.
How Antibiotics Impact Bile Acid Composition & Can Result in CDI
Norman B. Javitt, MD, PhD, explains how antibiotics can impact bile acid composition and result in Clostridium difficile infection.
How Are Current Infection Control Measures Falling Short Against <i>C. difficile</i>?
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, discusses current infection control measures taken to prevent C. difficile and the reasons why they are falling short.
How Do Antibiotics Affect the Gut Microbiome?
Joe Sliman, MD, MPH, explains how antibiotics affect the gut microbiome.
Exploring the Societal Value of Antibiotics
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, discusses the societal value of antibiotics.
Treating <i>C. difficile</i>: The Downside to Current Approaches
Stuart Johnson, MD, discusses the disadvantages to some of the current approaches used to treat C. difficile.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.