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The MD Magazine Infectious Disease specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Not Meeting CDC Recommendation
Despite the fact that older adults are more susceptible to complications from vaccine-preventable infections, this group as a whole is not reaching target goals.
The majority of hospitals included in a recent analysis use reusable sharp containers, a practice that is linked to higher incidence of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection.
Americans undergo approximately 90,0000 ventral hernia repairs annually. Those who contract methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections face a difficult course, and clinicians often struggle to eradicate this tenacious infection.
Unless a vaccine is considered “perfect”, it could be causing more harm than good.
The skin disease scabies is like the television show Grey’s Anatomy: It’s been around forever, and you may, every now and again, find yourself wondering, “Is that thing still around?” In both cases, unfortunately, the answer is a definitive “yes.”
Compared with the general population, patients with atopic dermatitis are significantly more susceptible to Staphyloccocus aureus colonization and skin infections.
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. The organizers of the awareness campaign are using a variety of channels, including social media, to educate and inform patients and clinicians about hepatitis prevention and treatment.

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