June 22, 2016
Clostridium difficile or C. diff is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections and one of the fastest growing superbugs, making it hard to fight with traditional antibiotics. Even when it’s treated, one in five patients ends up getting it again. But doctors at Loyola University School of Medicine have discovered a way to stop it from coming back and they’re using C. diff to fight C. diff. They believe a non-toxic strain of C. diff could be the answer to protecting hundreds of thousands of people against the fastest growing superbug.