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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.

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Stronger Hand Hygiene & Environmental Cleaning Best Combination for Reducing <i>C. diff</i>
An economic evaluation finds that a bundled approach of stronger hand hygiene and improved environmental cleaning proved to be the best combination for reducing C. diff.
High Dose Oral Vancomycin Optimal Treatment Regimen for <i>C. difficile</i>
A recent study finds high dose of oral vancomycin may be optimal treatment for C. difficile.
Contact Precautions for Endemic Pathogens: Is There A Paradigm Shift in the Making?
Dr. Gonzalo Bearman delves into the use of contact precautions for endemic pathogens such as MRSA and VRE and assesses the effectiveness of this approach.
Positive Clinical Responses Reported for VIBATIV in Obese & Elderly Patients with cSSSIs
Researchers present positive new data from multiple studies of VIBATIV at the 2018 ECCMID conference in Madrid, Spain.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 15, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Controlling <i>Legionella</i>—Room for Improvement in Clinical Practices & Water Management
A recent survey explores prevention practices for Legionnaires’ disease and water management programs in health care facilities.
Exploring the Best Treatment Option for Initial <em>C. diff</em> Infection In Pediatric Patients
Dr. Thomas Sandora shares recent data on screening for asymptomatic carriage of Clostridium difficile and provides insight into what the preferred first-line treatment for the infection in children.
Crossing the Communication Chasm to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance & Ensure A Safer Future
In the SHEA Spring 2018 Opening Plenary, Zintars Beldavs stresses the importance of communication and collaboration in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
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