[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/GNT1156789]
Dr Deirdre Collins
Brief description Clostridium difficile, an antibiotic-resistant organism, causes chronic, debilitating, life-threatening diarrhoea. It is a major threat to vulnerable hospital patients, and to any individual who has recently been treated with antibiotics. I will investigate the emerging issue of C. difficile contamination in our communities, due to use of contaminated manure from farm animals as a soil fertiliser, thus identifying ways to protect the Australian public from this dangerous pathogen.
Funding Amount $327,192.00
Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF