‘Cousin’ of superbug could cure peanut allergy

August 26, 2014 12:24 AM

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BACTERIA from a family that includes potentially deadly infectious bugs may protect against food allergies, research has shown.

Clostridia encompasses around 100 bacterial species, some of which live harmlessly in the gut. Others are responsible for gangrene, tetanus, botulism, food poisoning and hospital infections caused by clostridium difficile.

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