Superbug treatment identified

The University of Leicester has played a key role in the identification of new viruses, which could be used to treat a hospital superbug.

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Scientist explains C Diff breakthrough developments

Scientists at the University of Leicester say they have made a breakthrough in treating the hospital superbug C Diff.

They have identified bacteria-busting viruses which destroy strains of the superbug. Researchers now hope to produce virus-loaded capsules for patients exposed to C Diff.

Dr Martha Clokie from the university explains that the research is not quite ready yet, but progress is being made.

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