NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Direct transmission of Clostridium difficile from one patient to another may be a less common mode of infection than anticipated in some healthcare settings, according to a new Genome Biology study. Researchers from the University of Oxford and elsewhere used genome sequencing to study C. difficile transmission at four British hospitals.

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