Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) is a worldwide network of Department of Defense (DoD) clinical and research centers that have collaborated to investigate infectious disease challenges facing the military. With a presence at the largest DoD medical centers, the IDCRP conducts research at 18 military medical facilities and collaborates with 12 military research sites across the world. The program is headquartered within the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.
IDCRP is conducting ongoing clinical trials at deployed military bases located in Afghanistan, Kenya and Djibouti of an experimental single-dose antibiotic treatment that may increase the efficacy of treating acute infectious diarrhea (more commonly known as Travelers’ Diarrhea or TD) that affects military readiness. The aim of the clinical study is to measure the effectiveness of this experimental treatment and evaluate the long term health of the infected military personnel returning from overseas.