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The Contagion® Prevention specialty page provides infection prevention-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Mapping the Risk for Measles Outbreaks in the US: Public Health Watch
International travel and poor vaccine uptake are among the key factors identified by investigators who mapped counties at-risk for measles cases in the United States.
Alison Lew, PharmD: Vancomycin Prophylaxis for CDI Recurrence
At MAD-ID 2019, Alison Lew, PharmD, spoke about her research on oral vancomycin prophylaxis to reduce CDI recurrence. 
Bedside Nurses Can Make a Big Difference in Antimicrobial Stewardship, Study Finds
A new study finds involving bedside nurses in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention can yield major results in a short amount of time.
How Family Planning Clinics Can Influence Women to Take PrEP
Women are quite receptive to learning about PrEP in the right environment, but some providers have a long way to go in terms of education.
New Deal Makes PrEP Accessible for the Uninsured—But Will It Help: Public Health Watch
Agreement between Gilead and Trump administration promises more drugs for at-risk patients.
NIAID to Give $41.6 Million in Funding for Development of STI Vaccines
Following a rise in sexually transmitted infection diagnoses in recent years, NIAID is awarding grants for research into syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia vaccine candidates.
AUC/MIC-Guided Vancomycin Dosing in Patients With MRSA Bacteremia Results in Decreased Troughs
In patients with MRSA bacteremia, implementing AUC/MIC-guided vancomycin dosing resulted in decreased average troughs and a decrease in daily vancomycin dose administered.
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Risks Outweigh the Benefits in Certain Patients: FDA Safety Warning
The FDA has issued label updates for a handful of fluoroquinolone antibiotics to note the risk of aortic dissections and aortic aneurysms in certain patients.
Big advances in treatment can't make up for an inability to stop new infections, which number 5,000 per day worldwide.