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Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 18, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Health Care Worker Unknowingly Infected with TB Potentially Exposes Over 600 Individuals
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced they are conducting an investigation of tuberculosis exposure at 3 health care facilities.
5 Emerging Infections to Watch Out For in 2018
These pathogens can cause unique challenges for clinicians.
FMT Model Predicts Which Bacterial Strains Will Engraft to Recipient
Investigators develop a statistical model predicting which bacterial strains will engraft after FMT.
Controversies Surrounding the Causes and Management of Persistent Symptoms Related to Lyme Disease
Contagion® Peer Exchange panelists attempt to reach a consensus on the existence of chronic Lyme disease.
FDA Warns of Potential Long-Term Risks Of Clarithromycin in Patients with Heart Disease
FDA recommends that health care providers practice caution before prescribing clarithromycin to patients with heart disease due to potentially fatal long-term risks.
Improving Hand Hygiene Efforts in Nursing Homes
The authors of a new study sought to change the constant problem of hand hygiene adherence at their institution: here's how they did it.
With PrEP, Daily Dosing May Not Be Necessary
PrEP does not have to be taken daily to be effective, but consistency and a strong support system are key.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a recent briefing on flu season as 49 states report widespread flu activity.