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Antibiotics, not dirty hospitals, the main cause of C. difficile epidemic

Restricting the use of a common antibiotic was more important than a high profile “deep clean” of hospitals in massively reducing UK antibiotic resistant Clostridium difficile (C. diff) cases, a major new study has found.

The study included data from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hospitals and funding from the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between the Trust and University of Oxford.

For the full story on Oxford Biomedical Research Centre website