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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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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.
Incidence of CLABSI CRE Found to Be Higher in Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals
Researchers compare CLABSIs attributed to CRE in short-term acute care hospitals with long-term acute care hospitals using data reported to NHSN in 2015-2016.
 
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 8, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
<i>Contagion</i>® to Report on the SHEA Spring 2018 Conference
Contagion® will be covering the conference, and so, keep a look out for session coverage as well as interviews with some of the key presenters.
Microbiota-Based Therapy Shows Promise for <i>C. difficile</i> Sufferers
One dose of microbiota-based therapy proved more effective than 2 at wiping out recurrent C. difficile infection.
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.
New Synthetic Antibiotics May Combat MRSA and Other Superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is highly concerning to researchers, but a team of researchers have identified new synthetic antibiotics with the potential to kill aggressive bacteria.
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