Vaccine for cystitis
HUG and University of Geneva researchers conducted a study with other specialists from Swiss and international institutes and hospitals. It revealed a promising avenue in creating a vaccine to prevent urinary infections due to Escherichia coli.
This bacterium found naturally in the intestinal flora is responsible for 75 to 85% of the infections contracted by women. After an uncomplicated urinary infection, 25% contract a new one in the following 6 to 12 months and 5% contract several in a year. Finding a way to prevent cystitis would prevent suffering and ineffectual treatments.
This fundamental breakthrough was published in the medical journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.