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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.


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.
CDC Updates Recommendations of 3HP for Latent TB Infections
New CDC recommendations include the use of 3HP in children and individuals with LTBI who have HIV infection, including AIDS.
Four in 10 Antibiotic Prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Infections Are Unnecessary
Doctors are prescribing antibiotics too often for viral acute respiratory infections.
Flu Season 2017-2018: A Look at What Happened and What's to Come
Experts continue to recommend that people get the seasonal flu vaccine as the scientific community works toward a universal vaccine offering lifelong protection against multiple strains. 
FDA Accepts NDA & Grants Priority Review to Baloxavir Marboxil to Treat Influenza
The FDA has accepted an NDA and granted Priority Review for Genentech’s baloxavir marboxil for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza in individuals aged 12 and older.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Testing Uncommon in Pregnant Mothers
Researchers find that testing pregnant mothers for the respiratory syncytial virus is rare and can often result in a misdiagnosis of pneumonia.
Tdap Vaccine Administered During Pregnancy Reportedly Reduces Pertussis in Newborns
A UNC study suggests receiving the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy could close the gap of vulnerability to pertussis between birth and the first DTaP vaccination.
Top 5 Key Takeaways from ASM Microbe 2018
The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual meeting, held June 7-11, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, featured results of numerous studies on and advancements being made in infectious diseases. Here are 5 key takeaways from the meeting.