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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Antibiotics Help <i>C. diff</i> Compete for Nutrients Needed to Survive & Thrive
Study finds antibiotic use alters native gut bacteria that normally compete with C. diff for nutrients.
Study Confirms New Target in Infectious Disease Mortality—<em>C. difficile</em> and Other Diarrheal Diseases: Public Health Watch
An analysis designed to assess infectious disease mortality in the United States between 1980 and 2014 revealed that the country has seen an increase in deaths caused by diarrheal diseases.
Addressing High-Concern Pathogens and Familiar Threats
Maintaining consistent environmental cleaning and disinfection is critical to warding off emerging and re-emerging pathogens.
Evidence-Based Intervention Reduces <i>C. diff</i> Rates in Adults With Cancer
SMUCLA implements high-touch wipe down intervention to address the need for environmental disinfection of cancer patient care areas.
FMT Model Predicts Which Bacterial Strains Will Engraft to Recipient
Investigators develop a statistical model predicting which bacterial strains will engraft after FMT.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
IDSA & SHEA Release Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection
Fecal transplantation and molecular testing are among the new recommendations.
FDA Approves Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Treatment of CDAD & <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Enterocolitis
The FDA has approved Firvanq for the treatment of C. diff-associated diarrhea and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus.