The team from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Oxford led a unique study to map all cases of Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in Oxfordshire over a three-year period from 2008 to 2011. They used whole genome sequencing to read each bacteria's entire genetic code.
Restricting antibiotics could be key to fighting 'hospital superbug'
- 26 September 2013
New ways are needed to fight the infection Clostridium difficile and better use of antibiotics could be key, say Oxford researchers.