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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.


Doxycycline Prophylaxis an Effective Option for Bacterial STIs
In the doxycycline as PrEP arm, there was a 73% reduction (p = .02) in syphilis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Chlamydia trachomatis infections.
Measles Vaccination Attitudes Could Be Swayed by Outbreak Proximity
Being geographically close a measles outbreak could change the way individuals feel about getting vaccinated against the disease.
FDA Activity Tracker: Top Approvals of 2019 to Date
As the summer comes to a close, our editorial team is looking back at the top FDA approvals of 2019 to date and looking ahead at what is left on the docket this year.
MF59 Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccines Demonstrate Potential Seasonal, Pandemic Use
Investigators with Seqirus presented findings from a handful of studies on a MF59 adjuvanted influenza vaccine at the Options for the Control of Influenza (OPTIONS X) Conference in Singapore.
Clinicians Only Using New Antibiotics in Quarter of CRE Infection Cases, New Study Finds
As a growing number of infections become resistant to antibiotic medications, it is becoming crucially important that providers not only practice antibiotic stewardship but also use effective antibiotics when they are needed. 
Texas Could Be Site of Next Large Measles Outbreak, Study Predicts
Texas could be the site of the next large measles outbreak in the United States, according to a new study that highlights the low vaccination rates among schools there. 
Hepatitis A Outbreaks Spotlight Importance of Vaccinations, Risk-Factor Awareness
No one knows exactly why thousands of patients in dozens of states have contracted hepatitis A in recent years. In the absence of an explanation, public health officials are focusing on vaccination.
Border Patrol Stance on Flu Vaccines Mobilizes ID Community
Three children in US Customs and Border Protection custody have died since December 2018, partially due to influenza. Now, the infectious disease community is rallying for vaccination for migrants in detention facilities.
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