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

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Oral, Single-Dose Antiviral Significantly Reduces Symptoms In High-Risk Influenza Patients
Genentech has announced that baloxavir marboxil met primary objective in the phase 3 CAPSTONE-2 study for individuals with a high risk of complications from influenza. 
Urgent Care Prescribing Patterns Demonstrate a Need for Antibiotic Stewardship
New data indicate that urgent care centers prescribed antibiotics for 45.7% patients with respiratory infections associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Recalls You Should Be Aware Of—Week of July 8, 2018
We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls from this past week.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 8, 2018
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled the top 5 infectious disease articles from this past week.
Pertussis Vaccine Administered After 1995 Induces Weaker Recall Immune Response
A new study observed that the type of pertussis vaccine used to prime the immune system in childhood has a lasting effect on an individual’s future immune response.
 
Tuberculosis, HAZMAT Suits, and Tons of Confusion
Johns Hopkins Hospital evacuates over tuberculosis concerns.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 1, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by reading the top 5 articles of the week.
H7 Influenza Viruses Linked With Eye Infections
CDC researchers say that some influenza respiratory infections may be originating in the eye, and thus, more research is needed pertaining to ocular transmission.
 
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