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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.


Penicillin Allergy Testing in Antibiotic Stewardship
Study suggests that clinicians should perform confirmatory allergy testing on patients with reported penicillin allergies as an important feature of antimicrobial stewardship.
Oritavancin Useful for Managing Serious Infections in Cancer Patients
Oritavancin is a useful antimicrobial option to help clinicians manage MRSA infections and other serious GPC infections in patients with cancer, including in those at the end-of-life.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—June 10, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
FDA Files Complaint Against Company Selling Unapproved Antiseptics Claiming to Prevent Infections
The FDA seeks a permanent injunction against a company selling unapproved hand sanitizers that claim to be effective against infections from several pathogens.
Researchers Identify How <i>S aureus</i> Survives In Bones During Invasive Infection
Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center determine the metabolic pathway that S aureus uses to survive in bones.
Genome Sequencing Identifies Patterns in <i>C diff</i> Transmission and Infection
McGill University researchers find that infection with C difficile might more likely be linked to infected than colonized donors.
Dry Rectal Swabs Prove Effective Alternative to Stool Samples for <i>C. diff</i> Diagnosis
A new study suggests that for simple PCR-based detection of C. diff, dry rectal swabs were an effective substitute to the use of stool samples.
FDA Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a list of the latest recalls posted this week.
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