Dangerous superbugs can spread from pigs to humans, study reveals

Scientists call the discovery ‘alarming’, Zoe Tidman reports

Zoe Tidman
Sunday 24 April 2022 16:11 BST
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<p>Researchers in Denmark looked for the presence of a superbug bacterium in pigs</p>

Researchers in Denmark looked for the presence of a superbug bacterium in pigs

Deadly superbugs may be able to jump from pigs to humans, according to new research.

Scientists in Denmark have found links between drug-resistant infections in hospital patients and bacterium in the farm animals.

The researchers looked at Clostridium difficile, a superbug which is resistent to the vast majority of antibiotics.

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