Have You Been Hospitalized, or Plan to be Soon?
Spending a Lot of Time at the Doctor?
Learn about a study of an investigational vaccine for people who may be at risk of Clostridium difficile (C. diff).
People who are taking antibiotics or are being treated at a hospital or health care facility have an increased chance of getting sick due to C. diff. C. diff can cause frequent diarrhea, abdominal pain, and inflammation of the colon which, when severe, can be life threatening.
• Have you had at least 2 visits to the emergency room, or had a hospitalization of at least 2 nights in the last 12 months? or
• Are you a resident in a nursing facility? or
• Do you have a planned surgery that will require a hospital stay of 2 nights or more?
If you are at least 50 years of age and answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be eligible to participate in a study being done to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational vaccine for reducing the chance of getting C. diff.
Call LMC | Manna Research today to see if you are eligible to participate
What is Clostridium difficile?
C. difficile (C. diff) is one of the most common causes of healthcare-related infections.
C. diff is a type of bacteria that lives in the human intestines and its spores can survive outside of the body for months. These spores are resistant to cleaning and are most commonly transmitted in healthcare settings. People can become infected by touching surfaces that are contaminated or by coming into contact with a healthcare worker that has the bacteria or spores on their hands.
People most at risk of getting sick due to C. diff are those who are taking antibiotics, being treated in a healthcare facility, the elderly and people who are already ill. This infection can cause symptoms that include frequent diarrhea, inflammation of the colon, fever, nausea and abdominal pain; in severe cases it can be life-threatening.
The Clover Study is evaluating an investigational vaccine that may help decrease your chance of getting sick due to C. diff.