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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.


Universal Influenza Vaccine Candidate Produces Strong Responses in Animal Models
A universal flu vaccine candidate elicits protective response in mice against multiple strains of the virus.
Sputum-Based Molecular Assay Accurately Identifies Culture-Confirmed Tuberculosis
A sputum molecular testing algorithm accurately identified TB and was easily implemented in a center in San Francisco.
Innate Immune System Prioritizes Lung Infections Over Wound Healing
In a wounded mouse model concurrently infected with influenza A, investigators observed that the innate immune system prioritized responding to the lung infection, delaying wound healing.
2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Recommendations from ACIP
New recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reveal that health care providers have the intranasally-administered live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) among their arsenal of available vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season.
Health Care Providers Should Consider Rat Lungworm in Patients with Eosinophilic Meningitis
Health care providers, especially those practicing in the southern United States, should consider angiostrongyliasis in patients with eosinophilic meningitis.
Meningococcal W on the Rise in Georgia
The incidence of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W is rising in Georgia.
FDA Accepts NDA & Grants Priority Review for Iclaprim to Treat ABSSSIs
The PDUFA action date has been set for February 13, 2019.
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.
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