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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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What's New from the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing?
In addition to other updates, new breakpoints have been added for cefiderocol and meropenem-vaborbactam.
 
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—August 5, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
New Aggressive Tick Species Is Spreading Through the United States
A species of tick that is native to Australia, New Zealand, and eastern Asia, has been springing up in several US states this summer.
 
FDA Approves First Preventative Antimalarial In Almost 2 Decades
The FDA approves tafenoquine tablets for the prevention of malaria in patients aged 18 and older.
Puerto Rico Still Facing Health Challenges One Year After Hurricane Maria—Public Health Watch
The storm compromised the island’s medical infrastructure, interrupting treatment of chronic diseases and disrupting testing for infectious disease outbreaks.
Coffee, Donuts, and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Targeting stewardship interventions to the morning hours may have a greater impact than afternoons and nights.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 29, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
The Surprise Attack—An Increase in Bacterial Resistance to Disinfecting Products
While we are focused on antimicrobial resistance to drugs, we may be missing another microbial menace.