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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.


The Race to Develop a Safe & Effective <i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, discusses the different pharmaceutical companies’ efforts to develop a C. difficile vaccine.
Addressing the Need for a <i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains how Pfizer is addressing the need for a C. difficile vaccine.
Contaminated Hospital Mattresses: An Underreported Killer
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses how many people have fallen ill or even died due to contaminated hospital mattresses.
CDI Antibiotics Cause Collateral Damage to the Gut Microbiome
Dr. Richard Vickers explains how antibiotics to treat Clostridium difficile infection cause collateral damage to the gut microbiome.
Hospital Rooms Not Being Disinfected Properly: Here's Why
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses the reasons behind why hospital rooms are not being disinfected properly.  
<i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine: A Primary Prevention Modality for At-Risk Individuals
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains how a vaccine can serve as a primary prevention modality against C. difficile.
Why the World Needs a <i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains why a vaccine to help prevent C. difficile is so needed.
Why Are Hospital Mattresses Harder to Disinfect Than Other Surfaces?
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, explains why hospital mattresses are harder to disinfect than other harder surfaces.
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.