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Survival of Clostridium difficile spore in manure compost

Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive spore-forming anaerobic bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis in humans. C. difficile can be isolated not only from patients but also from several animal species (such as pigs and cows),

Fecal microbial transplantation: a novel approach to eradicate antibiotic-resistant gut bacteria

The discovery of antibiotics in the early 20th century had an enormous impact on modern medicine, dramatically reducing mortality associated with infections.  However, the emergence of drug – resistant pathogens has occurred due to greater availability and