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.
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.