Collateral Damage: The Rise of Resistant C. difficile

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Science  18 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5887, pp. 360
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5887.360

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Resistance to antibiotics can bestow on a bacterial strain the advantage it needs to spread through the hospital environment. Clostridium difficile is an unfortunate case in point.