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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.


As the Temperature Rises, So Does Incidence of Surgical Site Infections
Researchers from the University of Iowa have found that surgical site infections are seasonal.
Sepsis Remains Significant Challenge for Hospitals: Public Health Watch Weekly Report
With as many as 30 million new cases annually, resulting in more than 6 million deaths worldwide, new initiatives are focusing on an age-old problem—sepsis, and its related complications.
Recurrent <i>C. difficile</i> Incidence is Rapidly Increasing, Underscoring Need For New Therapies
Penn researchers find that cases of recurrent C. difficile infections are rapidly increasing, underscoring the need for new treatment options, such as fecal microbiota transplants.
MRSA Screening & Isolation—Finding the Right Mix
What's the best recipe for MRSA screening and isolation practices?
Scientists Call for Increased Limited Use of Antimicrobial Chemicals
More than 200 scientists, medical professionals, and environmental researchers have released a statement calling on the international community to take further steps to limit the use of triclosan, triclocarban, and other antimicrobial compounds.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 25, 2017
Measles in Ontario, more endoscope-related infections, a study of postnatal Zika infections, research and development on a river blindness vaccine, and using CRISPR to tackle Zika are the articles that make up this week’s Top 5.
WHO's Essential Diagnostics List Could Help Countries Assess True Burden of Disease
The World Health Organization (WHO) is expanding its essential guidance to include diagnostic equipment and other vital technologies, following years of lobbying from clinicians, researchers, and industry groups alike.
The Never-Ending Story of Endoscope Exposures
How 8 years of poor disinfection exposed a darker side of Air Force medical practices.
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