February 2017

New Technologies for Detecting Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance

March 08, 2017

Meeting Coverage

Romney Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM), section chief of Clinical Microbiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, sat down with Contagion™ to discuss antimicrobial susceptibility and resistance and new technologies in the field.

West Nile Virus Infections May Prove Deadlier Than Previously Thought

March 07, 2017

Meeting Coverage

At the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Conference in November 2016, scientists presented research indicating that infection with West Nile virus may be linked with a shorter lifespan.

Up-and-Coming Prevention Methods for Clostridium difficile

March 06, 2017

Meeting Coverage

Robin Jump, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University sat down with Contagion™ to discuss up-and-coming prevention methods for C. diff in the hospital setting.

The Great Debate: Polymyxin B Versus Polymyxin E

March 01, 2017

Feature - Healthcare-Associated Infections

As we await novel compounds from a relatively apathetic industry, we are resurrecting antibiotics of which we have an outdated understanding. and that carry the potential for substantial side effects: polymyxins.