Findings from a longitudinal study led by Evan Snitkin, Ph.D., Vincent Young, M.D., Ph.D., and first author Arianna Miles-Jay, a postdoctoral fellow in the Snitkin lab, suggests that hospital infections caused by the bacterium Clostridioides difficile may be less a matter of hospital transmission and more a result of characteristics associated with the patients themselves.
Miles-Jay, A., Snitkin, E.S., Lin, M.Y. et al. Longitudinal genomic surveillance of carriage and transmission of Clostridioides difficile in an intensive care unit. Nat Med (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-023-02549-4