Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital is after volunteers for a trial of a vaccine aimed at preventing potentially-deadly golden staph infection.
The bacteria live on the skin of about 30 per cent of the population and are usually harmless.
But if they enter the bloodstream, it can lead to pneumonia and joint infections.
Hospital patients are susceptible if they are recovering from surgical or other wounds.
Dr Helen Marshall says the hospital wants to recruit about 50 people for the trial.
“We’re hoping to enrol adults particularly for the study, 18 to 25-year-old adults and then 50 to 85 years,” she said.
“The study is being done in many centres around Australia, we’re just one of the study centres participating.”
The hospital can be contacted on 8161 6328.