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The Contagion® C. Difficile specialty page provides c. difficile-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Can Launderable Mattress Covers Be the Key to Lowering <i>C. diff</i> Rates in Hospitals?
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses the use of a launderable mattress cover to reduce C. diff rates in hospitals.
Here's What You Need to Know About the <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Vaccine Efficacy Trial
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, sheds light on the Clostridium difficile Vaccine Efficacy Trial (CLOVER).
What Makes Ridinilazole Unique?
Dr. Richard Vickers, explains what makes ridinilazole unique.
Controlling <i>C. difficile</i> in Hospitals: It Takes a Team
Michael Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, stresses that a collaborative effort is needed to control C. difficile in hospitals.
What Is the Vaccine Development Process?
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, discusses the process for developing a vaccine.
Are Regulatory Agencies Dropping the Ball When It Comes to Hospital Mattress Disinfection?
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, explains how regulatory agencies are “turning a blind eye” to an important issue experienced in hospitals everywhere.
Risk Factors for Developing <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infections
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, cite treatment options and patient-related factors that may increase a person’s risk for developing Clostridium difficile.
Recurrent Infection: An Unmet Medical Need in the Realm of <i>C. difficile</i>
Dr. Richard Vickers explains how recurrent infection is an unmet medical need when it comes to C. difficile.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.