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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.

PREVENTION NEWS - Page 1

#StewardTip: The Myths and Realities of Antibiotic Use
Antimicrobial stewardship experts are sharing their favorite tips and identifying myths about antibiotics.
2% of Providers Account for 25% of Tennessee's Pediatric Antibiotic Prescriptions
A new study has found that in Tennessee, less than 2% of providers account for 25% of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions, with the highest number of prescriptions coming from providers who graduated from medical school prior to 2000.
Michigan Hospitals Collaborate to Meet Stewardship Requirements
Investigators of a recently published manuscript surveyed hospitals participating in the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium in order to evaluate contemporary practices and needs related to antibiotic stewardship.
Are Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines Interchangeable?
A study comparing immunogenicity, safety, and interchangeability of JENVAC to an SA 14-14-2 strain derived vaccine has found JENVAC offers statistically higher immunological measures.
 
Intravenous Administration Could Improve TB Vaccine Efficacy
The Bacille Calmette-Geurin vaccine is typically administered intradermally, which may not generate enough T cells to elicit strong immune responses in the lungs to effectively protect against TB.
Few US Child Care Centers Require Flu Vaccine
Despite children’s higher risk of complications from influenza, few US child care centers report influenza vaccine requirements for children and/or adult care workers.
 
Pharmacists Essential to Combatting Vaccine-Preventable Disease
Pharmacists have the opportunity to take a lead role in providing education on the importance of vaccines in protecting people from preventable illnesses, according to a session which took place at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition.
 
CDC Releases Updated Anthrax Vaccine Recommendations
The MMWR contains new recommendations pertaining to large scale emergency response protocols.
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