Hospital-acquired infections with the bacterium Clostridium difficile are a major global public health concern with highly virulent isolates emerging overseas in 2002 and in Australia in 2010.

These strains have spread through our hospitals and are also found in the community.

This project will increase our understanding of how these strains spread and will provide knowledge that is critical for developing improved strategies for preventing these infections.

Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Scheme name

Project Grants

Years funded

2018 – 2020

Lead institution

Monash University

Research area

Infectious diseases