August 04, 2014
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterial infection that occurs during or after antibiotic use and can make people very sick. In fact, C. diff, which causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to colon inflammation, kills thousands of Americans every year and is becoming more common, harder to treat and much more expensive. Now, new research from Drexel University College of Medicine details the results of a study investigating an experimental vaccine that proved to be successful in preventing the infection. The study is set for publication in the October 2014 edition of Infection and Immunity.