'Alarming discovery:' Superbug could spread from farm animals to humans, study suggests


Scientists studying the C. difficile superbug say that its antibiotic-resistant genes have been found in pigs and humans, meaning that not only is transmission of the bacteria possible on a wider scale, but the genes that resist antibiotics themselves might be able to spread through an animal vector to humans. Clostridioides difficile, or C. difficile, is a bacterium that causes gut infection, in...

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