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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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False Negative Rapid Test Results Delay Therapy in Patients with Severe Flu Infections
Researchers from the Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital find that half of influenza cases in patients admitted to the ICU received a false-negative rapid influenza antigen test.
CDC Principal Director Stays Humble in a Microbial World
Anne Schuchat, MD, provides some history and insights on CDC’s role in safeguarding public health when the microbial world collides with the human world.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—June 3, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Only 4% of VA Hospitals Require Flu Vaccines for Health Care Personnel
The overall rate of health care personnel receiving flu shots has gone up in recent years, but a new study finds that much of the increase is due to policies held at non-VA hospitals.
FDA Approves Abbreviated New Drug Application for Levofloxacin Oral Solution
The FDA has approved Lannet Company’s Abbreviated New Drug Application for levofloxacin oral solution USP, 25 mg/mL.
Studies Reveal New Treatment Options for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease
Although the incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease is increasing, and current treatment options are limited, certain NTM patients may find a potential treatment option in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
Extra Weight Linked with Increased Survival in Some Patients with Infectious Diseases
The results of 2 studies indicate that patients who are overweight or obese have better mortality outcomes than patients who are at a normal weight when it comes to fighting off infectious diseases.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 20, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.