Quebec strain of C. difficile in 7 provinces

Eggertson, Laura
February 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/28/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 5, p607
Academic Journal
The article reports on the discovery of the NAP I strain of Clostridium difficile in hospitals in several Canadian provinces, according to a study conducted by the Canadian Hospital Epidemiology Association and the Public Health Agency. The strain has caused close to 1,400 deaths in Quebec since 2003. The National Microbiology Laboratory collected stool samples and epidemiological data from patients in 34 hospitals that belong to the Canadian Nosocomial Surveillance Program.


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