The emerging public health threat of community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection in Australia [ 2019 - ]

Also known as: 5208120

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Deirdre Collins (Principal investigator)

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

Notes Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF

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