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

GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 1

Essential Vaccines by Age Group
As outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases grow, it is important to review vaccination recommendations by age group.
Rate of Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks Linked to Pools and Water Parks Growing
Outbreaks of the water-borne pathogen increased an average of 13% each year between 2009 and 2017.
As Hurricane Season Begins, Health Officials Prepare for Potential Disease Outbreaks
Natural disasters like hurricanes can have implications for public health, including a heightened risk of infectious diseases.
Alison Lew, PharmD: Vancomycin Prophylaxis for CDI Recurrence
At MAD-ID 2019, Alison Lew, PharmD, spoke about her research on oral vancomycin prophylaxis to reduce CDI recurrence. 
Older Adults with Gastrointestinal Infections Display Fewer Symptoms
While young people with enteric infections have the lion’s share of symptoms, the elderly suffer higher rates of complications and hospitalizations from these illnesses. Arriving at a correct, timely diagnosis for this cohort of patients is key.
Vaxchora: What ID Pharmacists Should Know
The FDA approved the vaccine in 2016 for adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who are traveling to areas of active cholera transmission.
<em>Cryptosporidium</em>: A Potentially Fatal Cause of Diarrhea in a Heart Transplant Recipient
Expanding the differential for diarrhea beyond Clostridium difficile.
De-Escalation in Under 48 Hours Reduces 90-Day <em>C difficile</em> Infection Incidence 3-Fold
A novel study from Seddon and colleagues adds to the body of evidence that supports what antimicrobial stewardship programs are so often challenged to do, early de-escalation.
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