Difficult By Name
C. difficile Is Resistant To Drugs And Hides In Hospitals
C. difficile hides in plain sight, with asymptomatic infections common. Since traditional antibiotic treatments have high failure rates, scientists are working to develop vaccines.
C. difficile, or CDI, is drug resistant, prevalent nearly everywhere, and prone to causing recurrence. These three conditions make a vaccine a potentially effective treatment to reduce c. difficile infections.
A vaccine could prevent first occurrences of CDI, impacting mortality rates and improving lives around the world. Watch the video above to learn about how science is tackling this threat and watch all the episodes of Cure Hunters.
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Episode 2 | Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer
Episode 3 | The Itch That Rashes
Episode 4 | NASH: The Silent Killer
Episode 6 | Building a Mirror Molecule
Episode 7 | Hunting Rare Diseases
Episode 8 | Take Your Breath Away
Episode 9 | Clinical Trials: Driving The Hunt Forward
Episode 11 | Engineering Health