Interesting research results in the fight against C. difficile


As quoted in La Presse of Tuesday 10th of June 2014:

Researchers from the Université de Sherbrooke are working on creating a new antibiotic against Clostridium difficile. Until now, their results have been very promising… on mice!

Recent studies carried out by Dr Daniel Lafontaine, professor at the Université de Sherbrooke have led to the discovery of a new class of antibiotics. The last discovery of a class of antibiotics dates back to more than 30 years! It’s said that this new class of antibiotics could be effective against the SARM.

Will bacteria not be able to survive antibiotics anymore?

Bacteria seem to be incapable to develop resistance against these new antibiotics. This is great news because it can allow us to be more in control of breaks.

For more details, see the article on La Presse.

A valuable ally: a chlorine-based cleaner disinfectant

While we wait for the new antibiotic to be ready: in an environment asepsis program and infection control, antibiotics have certainly a role, as hand washing does, but it is also important to add a product that cleans and disinfects. The cleaning program and work techniques have to be applied rigorously.