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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.

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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.
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