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Study of bacteria’s DNA fingerprint suggests it could be spreading around Europe via food distribution

Vienna, Austria: Foods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) causes gut infections and can … Continue reading

Published Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 12:01 am
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The cost of Clostridium difficile infections: thousands of hospital beds occupied a year and patients at higher risk of death if infection recurs

Vienna, Austria: Repeated infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), which causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea, is linked to higher death rates, as well as having a significant impact on health services in terms of cost and hospital beds … Continue reading

Published Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases

WHO report is ‘major step forward’ in fight against drug-resistant bacteria

A new report by the World Health Organization lays out, for the first time, which antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose the greatest risk to global health and urgently need new effective treatments. The report was chaired by Prof. Evelina Tacconelli, executive committee … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Posted in Infectious diseases