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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.

HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) NEWS - Page 1

CDC Warns of Link Between Overseas Hospitalization, CPOs, and <i>C auris</i>
The CDC hopes the case of a patient who was hospitalized in Maryland following a hospitalization in Kenya will help raise awareness of the importance of C auris screening.
Perception Problems for Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Patients and health care professionals alike cite significant issues with education and emotion surrounding MDROs.
Combatting <i>Legionella</i> and Carbon Footprints
A UK study details a new way to prevent Legionnaires' disease and save energy.
Breaking Down Resistant Rumors and <i>C diff</i> Disinfectants
Not all disinfectants are created equal and here's why we need to remember that.
Proactive WGS Offers a Cost-Effective Tool for MRSA Infection Control
Although conducting whole genomic sequencing creates an upfront cost in screening patients for MRSA, a new study finds that it’s a cost-effective way to prevent new infections and related deaths.
Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet Light System Demonstrates Powerful Activity Against <i>Candida auris</i>
A 10-minute cycle of PX-UV light on glass slides inoculated with C auris reduced the number of colony forming units per milliliter by 99.6%.
A Timestamp for <i>C diff</i>
A new study evaluates timelines for C diff treatment, diagnosis, and isolation.
Does FMT Have a Future?: Public Health Watch
Recent patient death calls into question viability of effective treatment for recurrent C diff.
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