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The Contagion® Respiratory Infections specialty page provides respiratory infection-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Providers: Be Assertive When Recommending Flu Vaccination to Older Adults
William Schaffner, MD, explains how health care providers can work towards getting patients who are aged 65 and older to receive a flu shot.
Flu Alert: A Campaign Emphasizing Importance of Vaccination in Adults 65 & Older
William Schaffner, MD, discusses NFID and Sanofi Pasteur’s Flu Alert campaign, dedicated to emphasizing the importance of vaccination in adults aged 65 and older.
Adults Aged 65 and Older Need to Get Their Flu Shots: Here's Why
William Schaffner, MD, explains why adults aged 65 and older need to receive the flu shot.
Study Finds Antibiotics to Treat CAP Failed in 1 in 4 Patients: Why?
Alan Gross, PharmD, postulates why one in four patients experienced treatment failure for community-acquired pneumonia in a recent study.
Older Aged Population Disproportionately Affected by Influenza
William Schaffner, MD, discusses how the adults aged 65 and older are disproportionately affected by influenza.
NFID Medical Director Provides Snapshot of 2016-2017 Flu Season
William Schaffner, MD, medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ (NFID), provides a brief overview of the past flu season (2016-2017).
Drawbacks of Current Prediction Tools Used for Pneumonia
Alan Gross, PharmD, shares the drawbacks of some of the current prediction tools used for pneumonia.
Does Cabotegravir Interact with Any Other Medications?
Alex Rinehart, PhD, explains if cabotegravir interacts with any other medications.